New Week and New Amish Cookbook Giveaway

Welcome to Monday!

I was walking down a busy street yesterday and noticed a car driving ever-so-slowly, looking for an address. In the car was an elderly couple. Cars were swerving around them, giving them a wave in a can’t-mention-on-my-G-rated-blog-gesture. The couple’s car slowed to a crawl, trying to cross one lane over to get to the destination. As you can imagine, this did not make the other cars any happier.

Finally, another car stopped traffic so that the elderly couple’s car could cross in front of him.

A simple act of kindness by that one passing car, but such a lovely thing to witness.

I could easily imagine my 82-year-old mom driving like that elderly man…trying to concentrate on the street address she needs to find, unaware of how she is affecting traffic. I’m not sure how much longer my mom will be driving (or should be driving) and you could certainly make an argument for the dangers of driving as one’s reflexes and quickness are diminishing.

But…there’s a part of me that thinks we should all slow down a little and give others’ a break. Especially older people like my mom who are trying to hold on to their independence.

After all, we’re all going to be there one day. Shady Acres.

Kindness is so attractive. So inspiring. In fact, I’m feeling inspired! In honor of that nice person in the car that slowed traffic, let’s have a giveaway this week. I have another Amish cookbook, eager to find a home in someone’s kitchen.

Leave me a comment or send me an e-mail (suzanne at suzannewoodsfisher dot com) about an act of kindness you have done this week. Go ahead and brag about yourself! I will love to read about your acts of kindnesses! The only rule is that it has to be a kindness performed this week. No old stuff, no matter how amazing it was.

You have until Friday night to leave a comment! Enjoy your week!

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.

Comments

  1. deesjorgygal says:

    Suzanne, my "thing" I like to do is pay for a couple having a meal that just happen to be in a restaurant at the same time as me. I did this at the Prineville, OR The Apple Peddler last Saturday. It is such a good feeling to think about them getting ready to pay after having a nice meal and find out that someone already paid for it. Trish in Redmond, OR

  2. Buukluvr81 says:

    Suzanne,
    My act of kindness for this week was eating yesterday at a chinese restaruant. There was an elderly couple that came in and the wife was in a wheelchair. She was super sweet to my kids and my kids loved her! Before we left we has some coupons for so much off of the meal…I handed them one and told them to have a blessed day! The wife looked almost in tears from the random act of kindness!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    Molly in Willow Spring, NC

  3. Jennifer says:

    Suzanne,
    It was simple I know but I gave my seat at the doctor's to a young mother with two small children and stood instead. I know how hard it is to do anything with two small children and I hoped it helped her out.
    Also I gave you an award on my blog, jenlhall63.blogspot.com. Come over and pick it up. Thanks…
    Jennifer in Town Creek, Alabama

  4. Letters From Midlife says:

    Today I wrote letters to several people who could use a word of encouragement.

  5. Anonymous says:

    My husband and I just wrote a check for $300 to help cover some hospital expenses for a little 12 year girl who lost her battle with cancer. The family racked up a lot of debt with her sickness. We felt led to ease the burden. 😉

  6. Michelle says:

    Suzanne,

    My random act of kindness was to bake for neighbors. It's not really anything big, but it made their day.

    Have a blessed day,

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net