Who do you owe a debt of gratitude for a kind act that was done without anything expected from you in return? Either way, when you get to experience the giving or the receiving, it’s such a wonderful feeling. Take a look at this next story from loyal listener Nancy, who was on the receiving end of a random act of kindness when she really needed it the most…
A few days before Christmas in 2011 I discovered that my husband was cheating on me. I grabbed my purse and left. I went to a hotel (it was 2 a.m.) but when I reached for my credit card I remembered that I had cleaned my purse out earlier that day and left my wallet on the coffee table. I told the desk clerk that I had left my husband and I wasn't going back to get it.
I left and was in my car figuring out what I was going to do when I heard a tap on my window. It was the desk clerk. He told me to come in, that he'd give me a room, and I could just bring him my card the next day. When I was filling out the paperwork I commented that I left with absolutely nothing. He created a care-package for me with a toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant!
I firmly believe the good Lord knew I needed help, and put this young man there when I needed him! I will never forget his kindness. Nancy
Acts of kindness like this will be remembered and cherished and passed down in stories. They are the reason someone somewhere in the future will do something nice for someone else. So pass it on. If someone has ever done a good deed for you, pass one on to someone else. To a friend or a stranger. Be the positive spin on someone’s situation. Just a thought.
With Love ... Delilah <3
Here’s what you do if you’re a mom, reading this today: After you read this delicious recipe, you forward it on to your husband, son, daughter… and give them a not-so-subtle hint that you would not be disappointed if they offered to make you dinner…
~ 6 boneless and skinless chicken thighs (or ~ 3 chicken breasts)
~ 1 green pepper, diced
~ 1/2 cup chicken broth
~ 1/4 of a bay leaf
~ 3/4 cup corn or peas
~ 1 large can diced tomatoes
~ 1 small can tomato sauce
~ 1 medium onion, chopped
~ 2 cloves garlic, minced
spices, to taste (such as sage and thyme)
salt and pepper, to taste
~ 1 cup flour
~ 1/4 cup olive oil
Place oil in a skillet and turn to medium high heat. Roll chicken in flour until coated. Place in skillet and brown chicken. Add garlic and onion and sauté for two minutes. Add the broth and all other ingredients. Let everything simmer until chicken is cooked through and tomato sauce and onion is cooked down.
I think I’ll take my own advice and send this off to a couple of my older kids and see what happens. If you have a great recipe to share, send it to me!
E-mail us those tonight by sending your message to Producer David's e-mail: David@delilah.com!
With Love ... Delilah <3