An Appreciation for Kind People
I love it. Just the bedtime story I needed. You nailed it!
I learned from my own health journey that you can never repay all the kindnesses--you can only pay it forward. I loved this story; my eyes are misty.
Aww such a sweet man! Hope you all enjoyed the popsicles and safe travels home!
I love this story! I’m glad your sister is on the road to recovery and that you were with her during this time. Now I want a popsicle. Great job, Michelle 👍🏽🙂
I'm trying to catch up on my substacks, so I'm getting to this late. I hope your sister’s recovery is going well. Also, awesome job turning this short, but sincere interaction into a great essay.
"Plus, my mom was waiting for me. Also, I’m an adult."
So sweet and wonderfully sprinkled with your Goose humor. This made me smile.
What a beautiful story, Michelle!!!! I hope your sister feels better!!! What a sweet man too. Thanks for sharing!
This was great! I love knowing that people are inherently good. Paying it forward is such a small act of goodness that has a huge ripple effect. Personally, I ALWAYS pay for the person behind me when I’m in a drive through. It’s the little things that make big change.
Such a lovely story. Man, this was so sweet Michelle. I loved this line - "While popsicles do seem like a classic villain troupe for luring children, I was too tired and touched by the offer to let my fear of being kidnapped kick in."
I gotta ask, what happened to your sister? Sammie, am I right? How is she now?
Wishing your sister a fast recovery! You are incredible at storytelling, Michelle! Ever thought about writing short fiction stories?
Pay it Forward, what a gem of a gesture & reminder. <3
The way you wrap up this story is arresting. Wow. My heart is full of empathy and care for your sister, the man you crossed paths with that day, and everyone who’s been there for them—including you and your mom. ❤️
I love it when an author does the hard of removing all the distractions to pure enjoyment. The strength of your writing craft is fading more and more into the background and leaving me free to delight in your lovely tales.
A delightful tale. And you’re paying it forward by spreading the message of kindness. ❤️
MY HEART!!!! 10/10 solid gold post as usual