Kid’s books: caring
Do you love kid’s books about caring and paying it forward? Aren’t they heartwarming and inspiring? I love kid’s books involving helping others. Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog, and Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, are two of my books that emphasize helping others. The animal characters work together to accomplish amazing things. With so many negative stories in the news today, it’s nice to find one where caring and paying it forward are important.
Have you heard about Liz Woodward’s story? She works as a waitress. Recently, two of her customers were firemen, Tim Young and Paul Hullings. When they came into the diner, they asked for “The strongest cup of coffee she could find” because they’d been fighting a fierce blaze for twelve hours! She wanted to do something to show she appreciated their bravery and dedication. She wrote a note on their bill. It said, in part, “Your breakfast is on me today. Thank you for serving others and for running into places where everyone else runs away from. No matter your role you are courageous, brave and strong.” Isn’t Liz an amazing young lady? She was only expecting a smile from Tim and Paul, but they were stunned by her kindness. They were overcome with emotion. When they went home, here’s what they posted on their Facebook page:
“Such a selfless and kind act. I definitely urge my friends to make a trip out and support the business, and if Liz happens to be your waitress, tip big.”
I’ll bet you’re expecting the story to end here, but it doesn’t. Tim and Paul found out Liz had set up a Crowd Funding page for her Dad, who has been paralyzed for five years. She wanted a motorized wheelchair so she could take him places. Before long, Liz got a huge surprise. Her fundraising page had more than enough to buy a new wheelchair for her Dad!
Here’s Liz’s reaction when she found that she’d raised over $70,000:
”All I did was pay for their breakfast. I didn’t expect anything more than a smile,” says the waitress “It goes to show that you just have to be kind to each other and that even the smallest gesture can change a life.”
Isn’t this a great story of kindness and caring? You never know what one act of kindness will accomplish. Whether you write kid’s books, or anything else, I hope you find ways to show kindness to others. Astonishing things can happen.
Copyright 2015 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne