26 Acts of Kindness-#4 *Cha-Ching*

>> Monday, March 4, 2013

When my church started a baby bottle fund raiser for the local pregnancy center, my brain issued an AOK (Act of Kindness) alert.

*Cha-ching*  (Pun intended.)

So I bought a bottle at the dollar store and began my quest. We had the month of February to collect spare change, but I had a problem: I rarely have cash on me. And really rarely have silver.

Oddly enough, I found myself breaking dollars just so I could get silver. And occasionally shoved in green money.

I left the bottle on the counter as a reminder as time tends to slip by. And every time it caught my eye, I'd start to fuss, wishing I could do more.

My paltry offering would be fairly insignificant. Onesies, diapers, and assorted baby paraphernalia is all expensive.Then there's the big stuff like cribs, bouncers, and high chairs.

Could contributions such as mine make any difference?

But then my wandering thoughts meandered in another direction: To those that might be helped.

Compassion Pregnancy Center sounds like an awesome place. Their web site details assistance with pregnancies, options for  adoption, counseling, and of course, help for those in need of baby items.

Every time I added to my bottle, I envisioned a young girl picking up supplies. Or a woman sobbing in the arms of a counselor. Maybe a teen, stunned with the news of an unplanned pregnancy.

And I quit questioning the merit of my small gift.

And stuffed in a few more bills.

In honor of Sandy Hook Victim, Emilie Parker, Age 6


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