Your smallest actions can bring joy to others

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Sometimes the very simplest things we do can bring great joy to others.  I think it’s often unintentional on our part, but that makes it all the more special.  I checked my emails this morning and had a Facebook message from my step sister about the father’s day blog I had written about her dad (my step dad).  Here’s what she said:


Kathy 5:28pm Aug 2
just wanted you to know that dad asked me to punch holes in the printout of your blog about Father’s day so he could keep it in a book. Is there any way you could copy and paste it to my email address so I can enlarge it? I left the copy at his house and he told me that he had read it again……said it took him forever, but that’s how much he enjoyed it!!……it’s almost impossible for him to read anything. Thanks again for all your kind words.

I was so touched by this.  My simple little blog brought joy to this very special man…a man who has brought so much joy to all of those who love him.  All I was trying to do was express my love and gratitude for all that Herald had done for us.  He managed to turn that around and bring joy to me with his simple request.  Funny how life works that way, isn’t it?


15 Responses

  1. I’ve run into similar situations were something so little meant the world to someone else. It’s those instances that motivate to keep doing the little things–they do matter 🙂

  2. Did you mean Harold or is your step-dad’s name Herald? It’s a sweet first name if it’s the latter anyhoo…

  3. What a blessing to know the joy your blog post gave him. We should look for more opportunities to let people know how much they mean to us.

  4. That is so awesome! Keep writing! Even when your not sure…. someone needs it :o)

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