Not long ago while rummaging through household goods spread out on the ground at a flea market...I came across these little juice glasses.
We were expecting our good friends with their three little girls to visit at the lake. I thought they would be delighted with the sweet animals and characters on the small glasses.
This was one of those flea market vendors who bought the entire contents of a household and was selling everything in sight for just a dollar per item.
There were people crawling all over the boxes of goods (sort of like vultures)...
... and I was one of them.
Who could resist all those bargains?
Anyhow....my arms were full and I had five glasses in the pile at my feet.
I had just paid the vendor for all my dollar items and was trying to figure out how to carry it all.
I heard a voice say...."oh...it's part of a set!"
Glancing sideways I saw a lady with a friendly smile looking down at my pile.
She told me she had just bought the sixth glass in the set...the little pony.
She then offered to sell it to me in order to keep the set together.
Embarrassed, I confessed I had just spent my last dollar...
... to which she replied,"Oh for goodness sake...please just take it!"
And then she helped me wrap them up!
She didn't have to do that.
She didn't have to be so nice.
It was just a little kindness, really very little effort on her part...
but it made me smile and reminded me how little it takes to change a person's day or outlook.
I decided to pay it forward...
...which I did and of course as you already know,
when you make someone happy ... it makes you happy too!
As children, my Mom always reminded us to Be Kind.
It is still the best advice...
... and it always feels so good!
Thank you Kim for asking me to be a part of The Inspiration Studio...
... sharing all the kindness, generosity, beauty and treasure to be found at the flea market!
Laura ~ 52 Flea