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Good Samaritans – Theme Thursday

Good Samaritans come in all shapes and sizes.  They are the glue of our society.  Pay it Forward.  Do unto others.  Be kind.  Share.  Respect.

We’ve been blessed with the work of Good Samaritans more times that any one family ever should.  When Dr. Evil was earning his PhD. at Regions Hospital people did the following things (and I KNOW I’m forgetting some….)

1. Cleaned my house – and it was destroyed!

2. Did all of my laundry – and there were mountainS

3.  Watched my spawn.  For weeks.  This brings me to tears each and every time I think about the love they gave my children so I could be with Dr. Evil.

4.  Fixed my van and paid for new tires.

5.  Took care of me.  In so many ways.  From bring soda and gluten-free snacks to going for walks to telling me it was time to go home and see my family when no one else could get through to me.

6. Provided Christmas for my spawn.  And in all ways.  Dinner was provided.  ALL the gifts (and there were so many we actually donated some to the Children’s Hospital).

7.  Brought my spawnily dinner for months.  Multiple times a week.  And not just your average whatever.  People went all out and my spawn were fed delicious and healthy food.

8. Gas cards to help with getting to and from the hospital, getting the spawn to and from the places they stayed, and for getting to and from the Multitude of appointments Dr. Evil had once released.

9.  A Benefit.  They threw a benefit for Dr. Evil.  A Benefit…..there are no words …. and the generosity of everyone who came, donated, worked, organized….

10. Love – cards, notes, friendship, prayer, good wishes.

Each and every kind thought someone had for us during that HELLISH time was the act of a Good Samaritan making it little better each and every day.

Go look for the Good Samaritan in those around you.  Model it.  Show your spawn how to be a Good Samaritan.  I love hearing stories of Good Samaritans.  They warm my heart in a way not much else does – beside the hugs of my spawn….

I challenge each of you to be a Good Samaritan today.  What can you do to make life better for one person today?  Maybe it’s simply opening a door.  Maybe it’s paying for their coffee or lunch.  Maybe it’s sending a note to someone you know needs a little extra support.

Do it.

What are your experiences with either being a Good Samaritan or being on the receiving end?  Share your story with me.  Leave me a comment.


Jenn over at Something Clever 2.0 hosts this link up – Theme Thursday – and today – if you couldn’t tell – the theme : Good Samaritan.

EJ out – to teach my spawn to be Good Samaritans today and everyday.

If you’re feeling generous – two things.

1.  Go check out the link up – there are amazing bloggers – especially Jenn at Something Clever 2.0 – in the link.

2.  Click on the juggling lady up there on the right.  You’ll cast a vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs.  I’m trying to stay in the top 25 Humor blogs!  Help a girl out!


  1. You’ve amassed quite a nice collection of friends. That means you’re rad, too, you know.

  2. It sounds like you had some wonderful angels watching over your family during that horrible time!

    A couple of years in a row when we were really down on our luck our church gave us cash for Christmas. Not just a little bit of cash-I’m talking several hundred dollars. We certainly didn’t expect it and it was well needed!

    • We had that happen as well when he was sick. It was such a God Send. I can see how people without insurance – and even with insurance – loose EVERYTHING after a medical crisis. We were so very fortunate in several ways – his workplace was amazing and again – family, friends, and the community simply rallied. It was crazy wonderful!

  3. Sounds like you are surrounded by amazing people- so nice- you must be pretty amazing yourself!

  4. Amazing people stay in your life just because you are quite amazing yourself. 🙂


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