to do a Random Kindness is the time when it usually falls into place!!!
This past summer I was taking a few summer classes, (just for fun kind of things) at Southwest Gardener and in several of them was this woman named Mary. I liked her and I was impressed by her as well. She probably is of retirement age or very close to it, but she continues to teach. Her students are all developmentally disabled (physically and mentally) She is in one of the school districts which is not desginated as being particularly glamorous or wealthy. She talks about her “kids” a lot and always seems to be thinking about things she can do for them in the classroom. I just like her. She was making the windchime today (our class today) for a student that spends a portion of every day in a hospital bed. It was to hang off that part of the bed (can’t think what it is called) that you hang IVs or broken legs or whatever . . . you know!
So today, I took the class as an oportunity for a Christmas gift for my MIL) and there she was . . . Mary!!! That was cool, I didn’t know I would see her today!!!
I had signed up for this peanut brittle class that is to be in December. In addition to learning these particular peanut brittle classes, there would also be some instruction and ideas on making boxes to gift the peanut brittle in. I signed up way last summer, before I realized that I would be a boat owner in Morro Bay.
There is this Festival of lights that occurs at Morro Bay every year and Mr. HC sand I want to be there. So it happens that the festival of lights is the same day as the class. I was just going to skip the class no big deal. Once you pay there are no refunds, but it didn;t matter. It was a small amount of money.
I was talking to Mary and happened to ask her if she was taking the peanut brittle class and she wasn’t aware of it, but said she would really love too. So I took the opportunity to tell the owner that I was not going to be in the class, but could she give Mary my space instead . . . and she did.
Mary is thrilled beyond compare and I feel pretty damn good about that. She tried to pay me for the class, but I told her no it was my treat for being such a wonderful person. I feel happy :)
We also exchanged phone numbers today, something we had not done before. That was nice too!