Blog post by Sibyl W, a Kindness Investor from Brentwood, Tenn.
After trying twice today and being turned down, I met Linda as she was coming out of a Borders that’s closing its doors. On this gorgeous day I asked Linda what she was doing and she shared that she was, “running errands, getting my car fixed, I saw Borders is closing and decided to get some books to read. “
Linda isn’t from this immediate area, but drove the short distance from Nashville. I asked her what she did for a living and I was impressed when she told me she’s an engineer for a pacemaker company.
Family? “Yes” she replied, “I have a daughter, she’s four years old, and I take care of my 81 year old mother who has Alzheimer’s. She came to stay with me about three months ago; she moved here from Chicago. So that is what my life is right now, taking care of a 4-year-old and an 81-year-old. My mother goes to an adult day care while I’m at work and we have someone come in once a week, a medical aid, that helps with other stuff like bathing, housecleaning and things like that.”
I asked her what she might do with the $10 and she answered, “Interesting question.” She thought just for a moment and answered, “I was just about to give to a college fund for one of my church member’s granddaughters so I’m going to put it in the coffers. I was going to give $100 so now I will give $110. So that’s what I’m going to do with it. “
I would bet that young lady will be very grateful for Linda’s generosity.