Friday, April 17, 2009

Shells, moss and eggs & helping a stranger

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Shells, moss and eggs...what a strange combination but I think it all works together, doesn't it? I'm loving this reindeer moss! It's such a bright pop of color, especially with all the white I have.

See the color of the shells...that was my inspiration for my new wall color.
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Now on to helping a stranger...Yesterday I stopped in at the thrift store on my lunch hour. As I walked around the corner to the next aisle I saw out of the corner of my eye a woman who didn't quite seem right. She was holding on to her cart with one hand and on to the display shelf with the other hand and her head was down. Just as I was about to ask if she was okay, she called me over to her. I asked her if she felt faint and she said yes. OH MY GOSH...there was no place for her to sit down and she was a large woman and I know I wouldn't be able to hold her up if she passed out. My mind was racing...What should I do??? I ran as fast as I could (in high heels) to the front and yelled that I needed help. As I ran back to her I passed a large chair and I grabbed the big cushion off it. (I'm shocked that I even was able to think clearly enough to do that) I was relieved that when I got back to her she was still standing! I put the cushion on top of the shopping cart and told her to lay down on it. Her feet were on the floor but the top of her body was laid across the cart. I stood at the back end of the shopping cart and held her hands tightly so if she fainted she wouldn't fall. She was very clammy. I asked her if she was a diabetic, if she had eaten anything, all the while telling her she was going to be okay. What the heck was taking those people at the front so long to get back there? No one else was helping me and I didn't know what to do!!!!! She kept thanking me even though she could barely talk. She said she may just be having a panic attack...I've had those before and it's very scary to go through! I was trying to slowly lead her, as she was laid over the shopping cart, to a chair. Finally the manager showed up and the lady asked that they call 911 for her. They brought a chair to her but they never did call 911, I'm not sure why. After a few minutes she started feeling better. I went through a time in my life when I fainted easily so I know that it's important to get your head down below your heart and you can usually stop yourself from fainting so I think having her lay on the shopping cart helped. Once she was feeling better she thanked me over and over again for helping her. She even gave me a big hug before I left. She was there with her Aunt who was shopping in a different part of the store when all this happened so luckily I didn't have to leave her alone. The reason I'm sharing this is because we all need to help others in need even if they are strangers. Twice in my life I've been in this woman's position and no one helped me. They just stared at me like I was on drugs or something. Once I was like her, feeling faint and another time I slipped on a wet floor in a store and fell so hard that I couldn't stand up for a few minutes. Both times people looked at me and walked by, not even asking if I was okay!!! I think people hope that someone else will help so they don't have to get involved! We need to get involved! We need to help each other! Put yourself in their place. After I was in those situations I told myself that I would help a stranger in need and I have quite a few times now. Now I need to go sign up for a first aid class so I can do more than hold their hands and tell them everything is going to be okay!!!

104 comments:

Desires of the Heart said...

Hi Cindy,
Thanks for sharing your experience with this poor woman. You were a friend in time of need and you will be rewarded for that I believe. You are right, we are all humans and we need each other. We all share the frailties of life whether we realize that or not. I hope to be a "light" in a dark world wherever I am and you do too. I enjoy your blog soooo much, checking everyday. I'm fairly new to this blogging world, but I'm learning and it has been a blessing in my life. Really like the moss with the shells, it gives them something to contrast with. Thanks for being you, Linda

Anonymous said...

Bless you!

A Cottage Industry said...

Oh my gosh Cindy. Thank God you were there to help this woman. You are right, we all need to look out for each other.
Have a great weekend, my friend!!!!!
Tracey

Dream Mom said...

Oh, I agree with helping others too. Luckily, you were there for that woman.

LivingTheLife said...

I am sure this lady will NEVER forget your act of kindness...and hopefully, she like others will pay it forward. You are so right...We all NEED help from time to time...and I think it's the least we can do as we are all part of the "family" of man. I can not imagine being in that situation and feeling so helpless...you were a great "friend" during this womans time of need. God smiled upon you that day...giving you the wisdom when you needed it to help her.

Blessings...
Teresa

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Wow,thank God you were there!!!!!

You are a hero!!!!!

Loved the shells with moss,I think I will steal the idea for my urn....keep checking the blog for pictures!

Clara
PS: You are listed as one of our favorites!!!!!!!

Leisa said...

That was kind of you, actually you were being Jesus to that lady. Thank you for sharing. Leisa

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That was a wonderful thing that you did for that lady! We should all help others in need .....the next time it could be one of us!
Have a great day!
~Patti

Melanie said...

That's great that you helped that woman. I cannot believe no one helped you! I've fallen a few times and someone always at least asked if I was okay.

CeramiquesDeCherie said...

What an experience! I am a helper too. I will risk being yelled at and told to mind my own business to make sure that person who needs help, gets it. I am so glad that you were there for her. I am certain that there is more to the story back at her home also.
The tiered tray looks wonderful with all of your embellishments! You always inspire me and I am glad I found you in this big huge www.
Have a blessed weekend!

Vintage Amethyst said...

This poor woman, it is so good that you were there to help.
I can't believe that when you needed help you didn't get it, how appalling.
Bless you for being so kind and calm in such circumstances.
love
Alison
x

Lotta said...

Vilket underbart arrangemang,så få "ingredienser" och såå snyggt!
Ha en fin fredagskväll.
Kramisar Lotta

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Thank you for helping out and sharing your beautiful picts. We became followers and we are really enjoying you and your blog! Stop by sometime to say hello!

D'Rimba said...

Wow so amazing...........

chez sheri said...

Oh, the poor woman. How frightening for her. She must view you as her Guardian Angel. Good for you! We need more people like you in the world!!! :O)
-sheri

Joanne Kennedy said...

How scary for not only her but you too. Shame on those people that didn't call 911. You should give them a piece of your mind. What if she was having a heart attack?

Yes we do need to help strangers. It's so sad that so many won't. I don't understand those people.

Even if you feel like you can't do anything you can. You can call for help and most of all give comfort to the person. Just knowing they are not alone helps them to calm down.

Good for you Cindy. I'm proud of you!

Hugs,
Joannd

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Cindy,
That lady's guardian angel put you in the right place at the right time to help her in a time of need. I can't believe no one else would help and so don't get it. Something like this happened to me years ago with a lady needing help, she had wandered away from her rest home across the street and she had Alzheimers. The lady at the pharmacy dept of Safeway was more than happy to help us as we sat on the bench waiting. I'll never forget that lady and how she thought we were at church. Good deeds come back to you as sweet blessings, maybe not from the same place, but they do come back to you, Cindy ;)
I love what you've done with the seashells and moss, it's lovely together. I may borrow your idea for my porch table if you don't mind. Happy weekend, it's supposed to be like Summer for us here in California!

Marilyn said...

Cindy,
Thank you for sharing your experience and for getting involved!! You truly were her guardian angel.

The tiered tray looks great. I like the vibrant touches of color your adding to your color scheme. The moss is a wonderful burst of color. Love it!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Nina Diane said...

well thank goodness you were there to help her. and you're right...too many people won't offer help to those in need. So sad what has become of our country.....

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

This kind of kindness always has a way of coming back to you! Have a blessed day!

Glenda said...

How frustrating that the people in the store didn't even react quickly, or call 911. You almost have to be like in their face for them to react.

Shame on those people that don't get involved.

Ciao

Lee Laurie said...

You were such a blessing to this lady. I'm glad that you were there at the right time to be there for her. I wonder why they never called 911 for her? Its a shame that no one would help you when you fell that time. What is wrong with people? It is really sad how things are now. You did the right thing.

I love the green moss with the shells. So pretty.

just a little bit shabby said...

Cindy,
Bless you, we need more people like you. I usually tell people to just sit down where they are, the worst part of fainting is injuring themselves when they fall, especially their head. If they are sitting they can lay down or put their head down. Also if they are laying down if you put their legs up it faciltates venous return to the head.
In the 31 years I've been an RN I've had plenty of people faint on me but it is something that you never get used to. I agree with others who said that they should have called 911.
The world is a better place because of you!
Sandyt

bmwgal1948 said...

There are Angels among us and you are one! Bless You.
Linda

neil said...

Well done & said Cindy. I have never commented before, just a reader usually. It is absolutely so important to be mindful and to help others whenever possible. I am a huge advocate of opening doors, smiling at strangers on the street just because, and simply doing any act on kindness for anyone. A story like this only shows all of us even more what a kind and genuine person you are.

Cheers,
Neil

Ivy Bend said...

Thank goodness you were there to help that poor woman. The manager of that store should be fired. He'd have had a lot more problems if she'd fainted, hurt herself, and sued the store.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Cindy, just a little note to thank you for stopping by and leaving warm words behind!
Clara & Marcela

Julie said...

Hi Cindy,
Just catching up on your blog and I am so glad you helped that lady and you are so right ...people can be so cold hearted these days. God knows I have recently found out who my real friends are since my husband has been so ill!

I love the new wall color. it will blend in with your beautiful blue accents so well.

Anonymous said...

Some people are good, but are so callused by all the bad people in the world, that they are thinking how is this person going to take advantage of me? What are they going to want from me? What if they are up to no good and put me in the middle of it?

You are good through and through and don't ask those questions. You only see help needed and provide that help. We need more people like you in the world, but sadly the way the world is and people tuning in to all the bad stuff on the evening news, it seems we have more of the people that are asking those questions instead of putting their heart out there and helping.

Libby Murphy said...

Amen sister and who knows whenever one of these lost and lonely souls needing our help will be an angel.
Stars in your crown for helping someone who needed you.
Happy Twirls.

Jade Creative said...

You did well Cindy. I agree with all you've said.
Have a wonderful day!
Darlene

LillySue said...

Gosh..How amazing that you were right there when she needed you. Don't you just feel close to God when you can be his hands and feet. This world would be a much better place with more people like you!! I LOVE your tower with the shells, moss and eggs. It is a perfect visual delight!
Blessings~LillySue

Laura said...

It is wonderful that you stopped to help this woman in need. It's hard to believe that people would ignore her pleas for help and not call 911!! That is just to much for me to begin to understand.

I always love your displays!

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

Cindy, you are just amazing. The kindness, compassion, and responsibility you demonstrated to that woman who needed help is a great reminder to us all that we are here to serve others.

I think it's no coincidence that your home is a slice of heaven -- you're an angel in disguise here to remind us all of the beauty and kindness that are ours to recognize and to embrace.

Thank you for sharing these photographs (I love the green moss, too!) and that wonderful story. I know it is not your intention to be rewarded for what you did, but I'm certain the love and support you showed another living soul will be returned to you tenfold.

Have a great weekend.
~Arleen

Priscila said...

what a beautiful display. You are so inspiring and everything you put together is just beautiful . You really have a special gift

Amber said...

The green moss looks so fresh & springy in your arrangement!

I do wish that there were more people in the world like you who are willing to help someone else in need! Like you, I can't even imagine walking by someone who clearly could use a helping hand or at the least, someone to check on them, and not stopping! I also had a situation in a grocery store where I needed help, an an associate even walked by the end of the aisle, I waved at him, and he waved back and kept walking?! Huh? Do people really wave at the associates often for no reason? ;)

Betty Jo said...

Cindy I'm so glad you were there to help this lady in her time of need. This happened to my hubby and me once in a busy train station in London. A very large lady stumbled and fell down and people were practically walking on her! Hubby and I surrounded her to keep others from trampling her. We yelled loud enough that some others finally stopped to help us get her on her feet again. She was okay, just very embarrassed, and like the lady you helped, so appreciative that we helped her.

Your eggs, moss, and shells are beautiful. I saw a similar three tier basket recently at TJ Maxx, I think, but it was black. Maybe I'll go back for it and spray paint it white. Yours is so lovely! ♥

Andrea said...

Cindy,

You are an angel! I believe that
you were there for a reason, to
help the lady. You are right,
we all should help one another. Not
look the other way!

The moss,the shells & the eggs are a nice combo. I like how all the
colors compliment each other!

Have a great weekend!
Andrea

ann said...

thank you dear.yes...we need to help our neighbor.that is what God wants us to do.do unto others.and it sure helps you sleep better at night..ann

Dreamer Jean said...

hi Cindy, i haven't visited for a while - i must say that God always send people in need to you - at least once in a while He does - it's His way of showing you love, and showing us love, thank you for being his willing servant. You touch so many people's lives by what you do, with your stories, and of course, your blog.

Love the centerpiece, and the touch of green you gave it, it's beautiful.

Come visit, i have a quick announcement

***thank you for everything!
***jeannie

She's Gone Fishing said...

Do you know why we have spaces between our fingers? So that another person's fingers can fill them in. Bless you Cindy and remember this person will take you with her through her life and she will be always be with you in yours. The measure of ones success is not by what we accumulate in life but by what we give away and giving our heart to another human is what God is watching and judging us by.
Peace be with you
=^..^=

Joy said...

OMG, I am so glad everything turned out o.k. It is so sad when people don't want to help others out.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Thank goodness everything turned out all right and that you were there to help her. I can't believe that even when you fell, no one reached out a hand to assist. That is outrageous. We have a moral obligation to help one another, even if we don't have a legal one! Bless you for helping; many would not have gotten involved.

Enjoy your weekend! Cass

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Cindy,
I am so glad the ladies were talking about you at the check out desk or I would have never known you were there....I had to find you to thank you for showing the mirror on yout post a few weeks ago....It looks great on my mantle....you are so sweet...I wish you could have met my friend Sharon, she was already headed to the car....and wish we could have chated longer...maybe another time....after I left we went to Santana Row and had Tea at Lisa Tea Treasures....was a fun day....
Hugs,
Mo ;-)
and I agree with you...people just do not help people anymore...just do not want to get involved....good for you!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm so glad you were there to help that poor woman ~ it sure doesn't sound like anyone else even cared ~ how sad is that? Our society is so fixated on texting,talking on cell phones, etc. that we've forgotten how to interact in person and so many people seem so distant. I notice when I'm out walking the pooch that people who happen to be walking toward me do everything they can to avoid eye contact - how strange!
Well, I'm really thankful that there are still kind and caring people like you in the world. I think it's terrible that nobody helped you when you fell.

Karin

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Wow, thank goodness you were there! You're right, in today's day and age, people just don't want to get involved any more. It's really sad that this world has come to that.

On the other hand, then there comes a bright spot in this world and you and others like you get involved and help out. Shame on the shopkeepers for not getting more involved though! They should definitely have called 9-1-1 when she requested it.

Your arrangement is so incredibly pretty. I also love that beyond beautiful Vineyard Cottage sign that you were given. How thoughtful that someone gave that to you!

Kady

A New England Life said...

Lovely display! Sooo pretty! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

How I love to hear about someone who is willing to step in and make a difference! Good for you! Too many stand by thinking someone else will 'do it' while nothing happens. It really irks me : /

Anonymous said...

Bless you for helping this lady! You are right,people don't seem to care or help anymore. I have been in several situations where I was amazed I was the only one to step in or say something when someone obviously needed help or a situation looked dangerous. I once slipped on ice in front of a bank. Fell forward and hit my head on a metal lampost and tore the fabric of pants, was laying on the sidewalk bleeding on my leg and head. Several people walked past me into the bank and not one person stopped! All I can say is I really believe the old saying "what goes around, comes around". When you are a good person and do the right thing, it comes back to you in many forms of blessing! You will have a wonderful weekend knowing you did the right thing!
Laurel

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Thank God you were there to offer help. So glad you are thinking of signing up for the first aid course. We never know who will need our help one day, and it helps to be prepared. The manager should have called 911, it may not have been needed, but in hesitating they put the woman more at risk.

debi @ life in my studio said...

I can't believe people let you lay there and didn't help...it's appalling...but I know it happens. It's nice to see people actually step up and help others. Good for you!!
I don't understand why people are that way...I have helped people in similar situations before, and I felt great for having helped.
Step up people and give a helping hand!

Susie Q said...

Thank you for helping her. Drives me absolutely crazy when people just walk away/around and don't help. I can't help but offer to help!

Recycled Rita said...

I am so glad you posted this because you are so right! Today, a ladies car stopped and she couldn't move it out of the way. Two men pulled over and pushed her to the side of the road... I was so happy to see people helping!
We all need to bridge the gap and swallow our fears at times to reach out and help someone...
Thanks for being one of those people!
Your blog is wonderful! I enjoy it very much! karen...
recycledrita.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Cindy you did a great job. I'm an RN and I can say from experience that your reaction and help weren't typical. I believe that it's because you have thought it through and made the decision to help. The next step is to take a CPR class. I think a lot of people don't help because they don't know what to do and don't want to make things worse. Some training really makes a difference.

Nancy W said...

I knew since the first time I visited your blog that you were a special lady and boy are you! So glad you were there for her! I love, love, love what you did with the shells and moss! If you get tired of it send it my way would ya? hehe hugs from Conroe, TX

Lady Dorothy said...

Thank you for caring.

Tea Time With Melody said...

Thank God for people like you Cindy. One of my co-workers was rushed to the hospital from work this morning with a heart attack at 6:45am just 10 minutes before I got there. He always comes in earlier then everyone else and it just so happened that two other people were there. I shutter to think what would have happened if I came into work and found him. Thank you to YOU for being there when someone needed you the most. I certainly would have complained to the store managr that 911 was not called when asked. Major liability there.

Millie said...

You were her angel. So nice of you to help her. I can't imagine being in that position it must be very scary. You are such a wonderful person!

Anonymous said...

A request to call 911 must never be ignored.
Premises Liability
.... premises liability, including lack of security, dangerous conditions, ... and failure to call 911. Injuries can range from the most minor soft tissue injuries or scrapes to catastrophic physical and mental injuries.
If someone requests 911- whip out your cell phone and push those buttons or you may find yourself in court.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Anonymous: You must be an attorney! Thank you so much for that valuable information. It's good to know. I would have called myself but my cell phone was in my car.

TattingChic said...

Thank heavens you helped that lady. We do all need help from time to time. I hope she was able to get proper medical attention! That would be scary.

Your beautiful centerpiece is just gorgeous! Love this mix of texutes and colors. Seashells are such a work of art from nature! :)

This And That For Sale said...

Cindy,

How wonderful that you were able to help, and wonderful that you were there, at that time.

And how ironic that you would post this. Just a couple days ago my hubby was golfing with our pastor when he saw a gentleman on the green ahead of him collapse to the ground. Hubby's a recently retired Houston fire captain, so he naturally, jumped on the golf cart and raced to see what was happening.

When he got there, the man was, medically speaking, dead. No pulse. No hearbeat. Not breathing. Hubby started CPR immediately (while someone called 911 and while our pastor prayed) and by the time the ambulance arrived, the man was holding a conversation. He was admitted to the hospital and was told he'd had a heart attack.

I shudder to think of his fate, had my husband and our pastor not been at that exact place at that exact time.

To read the full story, you can check out my personal blog at www.xanga.com/mswrite2.

Thank you for taking time to help a stranger. You may have saved her life. Who can say?

Jacque said...

this is a double comment--from yesterday:thewhitebench has you "nailed" and today:I don't believe in happen stance--EVERYTHING happens for a reason. You were chosen and there is a reason that YOU were there to help that lady. I love your new color combinations--they WORK!! Have a great weekend

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Cindy, for helping that woman. God Bless you for that!
Ivy

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

Oh Cindy,

What a blessing you are to all of us and to that poor little lady that you helped.. I love your display of beautiful ocean shells and moss..precious! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jena

Peta said...

Hi Cindy, I am so glad to hear that there are good people like yourself out there. I work in retail and see the worst side of people and have lost a bit of faith in humanity. I have had people collapse in my shop and have helped them. Not because I work there but because I am a fellow human being. Peta xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,

Another angle needed your help and you were there. In the bible it says there are angles unaware. This saying is in hanging in my home..you never know when you help someone that they be an angle you are helping..I think you are a precious soul...xoxox..Vera

veralauterbach@ebby.com

Becky from Tennessee said...

Hi Cindy,
I'm so glad you helped the lady.
You truly are a sweet and caring
person. I, too, have been in
similar situations. I have always
offered to help people in the electric carts at Walmart when they would be reaching for an item out of their reach..........I was so thankful that I did, not knowing that I would break a leg and be on crutches for almost 4 months. No walking cast or boot for me! It was nice to have people offer to help. Of course, there were the others that, like your experience,walked right by. Too busy with their own lives, I suppose. There really are good and kind people in our world. You being one of them!
Hope you are having a great
weekend!
Becky
Oh, I'm off to Home Depot to get
a sample of your living room
paint. It looks so pretty in
your home that I've got to see
how it looks in my home. :)

Stitcher S said...

Your story brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing it.

As always it's a pleasure to visit your blog.

Michelle Wood said...

Cindy, that woman will remember you and your compassionate kindness for the rest of her life.

Rue said...

I would have helped too and I'm always amazed at people that don't. That woman could have been having a heart attack for all those people knew. You did a great thing Cindy :)

The moss, shells and eggs look lovely together! Love the new living room color and I hope you're feeling better.

hugs,
rue

Nina Patricia said...

Hi Cindy,
I absolutely love your blogg. Just wanted to say that is so true, we MUST try to help each other, even at the risk to tell us to mind our own business. I am currently expecting and have had a really difficult pregnancy and I'm sick most of the time. I went to a Big chain store and got so ill I was trying to leave when I barely made it to the door and got sick. I was struggling to be on my 2 feet and trying to get to my car. I wanted to ask for help but couldn't. Not ONE person stopped to help me. No one asked if I needed help...I was so sad that I will bring my kids to a world in which we don't care about helping others.

tuinengeltje sylvia said...

Hai Cindy,

I don't know what's wrong in this world....! We all need help sometimes and I am proud to hear you've helped this woman. Let's take care of each other......!

Talk to you soon!

Sylvia www.Tuinengeltje.nl

Elizabeth G. said...

Cindy, you absolutely did the right thing and God bless you and her for it. I am appalled to hear that you had those earlier incidents when no one came to your aid. I have often been the recipient of the kindness of strangers and try to return the favor whenever I can.

Wow. I hope she ended up being alright. She probably should have gone to the hospital, just to be sure.

Have a great day, Cindy!
Elizabeth
I'm celebrating my wedding anniversary. Stop by if you have time!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Kindness has such great healing powers.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh Cindy! How blessed that woman was to have you help her. I am amazed that people just act like bumps on a log when another human being needs help. Uh oh. I feel like getting on my soapbox so I'll sign off. :)

Rosemary~ said...

Hi Cindy,
I don't comment often, but read your blog often. You are an earth angel and I do believe that often times we are tested to see what we will do. You my dear, are have passed with flying colors, thank God for people like you. Love, Rosemary~

YSLGuy said...

What a scary experience. It was a good thing for her that you were there, and cared enough to help.

Betty said...

What a great reminder, about a year ago while I was on my way to a store, a lady was pushing a cart. I am not sure what happened but the cart went over on its side and took her down with it. I just went over to her and stayed with her until she said was okay and could get up. No one came to help her besides me, even though like you mentioned many looked.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Nina, that is horrible that no one helped you!!!

Everyone, thank you so much...I loved reading all your comments!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh she's so lucky you were there - God bless you Cindy - I know that God put us here to help each other in times of need and that's just what you did.

Anonymous said...

As a Registered Nurse I want to really thank you for helping this lady.
Pamela NE Ohio

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

Bravo!!!! Good for you - for taking a chance by doing the right thing!!! God bless you!!!!

Hugs from Michigan - Diane

Patti's Artful Design said...

This women was very fortunate that you were there for her. And, you are right, Cindy, we all need to be there for each other.

sonia said...

Cindy,
God bless you for helping this woman! You could have just as easily passed her by, but you didn't. She will never forget you or the blessing she received from you that day.
I love your moss!
Blessings,
Sonia

artis1111 said...

You were at the right place and the right time when someone needed you. Great work. Kathy

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Cindy, I love your story about helping that woman. The Lord used you in a great way. Having been in her situation, you understood exactly what needed to be done... and you were the one in the right place at the right time. I recognize what you are saying about our society being disassociative (sp?). We tend to look the other way, or hope someone else steps up to help. But you were the Good Samaritan. Even if someone was faint because of being on drugs or some other abuse... they still are worth caring about. In fact, maybe a little more. Everyone has a sad story. God bless your tender heart Cindy, and a job well done!

Hugs, Penny Sue

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

P.S. - Did you realize you only need 50,000 + visitors, and you'll have over ONE MILLION VISITORS?!?!?!?! That's awesome!

Me

Melissa Lester said...

That was great thinking on your feet. And now what could have been a horrible memory for that woman will be colored by the fact that someone took time to help her during a health crisis.

anna said...

I think you are a special person.
You are so generous and kind.
your blog is spectacular.

Lori said...

Bless you Cindy! I'm really sorry though that you had no help! Take care dear!Lori

brenco1 said...

Thank you for reminding us that we should all be Good Samaritines to our fellow man. I know the lady will always remember your kindness.

arlene said...

Thank you for helping a stranger and for reminding us to help our fellow traveler on this journey. Bless you.

September said...

I'm so proud of you for helping that poor lady. . . I know what it's like to be ignored too, and it's no fun! I once had a car (a 72 Dodge-Jeff's) stall in the middle of the intersection at Meridian and Hamilton. Not ONE person got out to help me push that stupid car across the intersection and people actually HONKED. I've NEVER forgotten that and I always try to help folks who need it. Good job, you!

Love the new paint color!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Glad you acted so quickly Cindy...you were an angel! In my job as a Social Worker visiting elderly and disabled individuals, I find myself having to call 911 from time to time....like last week. People are reluctant to get involved...thank God for compassionate souls like you! Bless you! Susan

abeachcottage said...

not sure if you'll reach this as it is way down on the comments but you know I think that it's a sad old world we live in when people don't help each other

i posted about it last week - helped people out alot and they didn't seem to care that I did it, but then I just think you can build up your karma credits

just thank goodness you were there for her, because what else might have happened and your act of kindness will be remembered, even if only by me on the other side of the world smile

Sarah

p.s. of course I love the moss and shells

Shanda said...

Thank goodness you were there to help her. I went through a very similiar thing just a week ago. I was very sick and got up in the middle of the night and felt faint, I hyperventilated so hard that my hands and feet went numb. When I got to the hospital and got a shot of addavan to calm me down, my blood pressure was 63/43. I was sooo dehydrated from being sick. I spent Easter weekend in the hospital. It was all so scary. The poor woman was so gratful I know.

I love your shells, I hope to add to my collection this summer and make a display with them as you have done.

I read on your blog somewhere that you have a Camaro. I too have a Camaro, a red one. It is my baby and I won't part with it. I drive the explorer mostly, but I just can't bring myself to sell it. I hope to keep it until it becomes a classic like the cute little vintage Mustangs.
I have the 30th Ann. edition so maybe someday it will happen. Just thought that it was unique that you have one also.

I enjoy your blog so much, you are truly inspiring.

Shanda

Theresa said...

May the Lord bless you for kindness
to another. We need more people like you in this world, one by one
we can try to make it a better place.
Love your 3 tier tray, do you know where your readers could order one
like this or similar to it. I love
the 3 tiers for decorating.

Frippery said...

She was lucky you were nearby. I can't imagine anyone not helping another in need. What a cold world if that happens very often. It could happen to anyone. On a lighter note, loving the eggs and shells with moss. Hugs, Pam

verderame said...

this is the most beautiful work whith shells that i have see, it's fantastic.
ciao Marina

ST. MICHAEL'S WIFE said...

Sometimes holding hands and saying, "You'll be okay" is enough. Bless you for taking the time to get involved!

TJ said...

What a great idea!

Bettsi said...

Oh my gosh! Cindy, thank God you were there for her! Yes, I think it would be very wise for you to take a few classes- the universe is definitely putting you in places where you are needed.

debbie said...

DEAR CINDY,
I WAS RAISED THAT YOU HELP ANYONE IN NEED...NO MATTER WHAT AND NOT THAT YOU JUST HELP THEM BUT CONSIDER IT A PRIVLEDGE TO HELP SOMEONE. I AM SO VERY SAD, KNOWING THE BEAUTIFUL PERSON YOU ARE, THAT NOT ONLY ONCE BUT TWICE YOU WERE IN NEED AND NOT A SINGLE PERSON HELPED YOU..I APOLOGIZE FOR THOSE PEOPLE.
PEOPLE ARE TO A POINT THEY EITHER JUST DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR FELLOW MAN OR THEY ARE AFRAID OF BEING SUED. I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS HUMAN INSTINCT TO HELP WITHOUT THINKING.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING THIS LADY.
ON A HAPPIER NOTE I LOVE YOUR REINDEER MOSS AND SHELLS...SO BEAUTIFUL...YOUR BLOG IS SO BEAUTIFUL...I LOVE TO COME HERE AND VISIT...IT IS LIKE TAKING A LONG HOT BATH...VERY RELAXING.
I LOVE...LOVE...THE BEDSPREAD YOU BOUGHT....I HAVE A FULL SIZE BED...I LOVE HOW YOU LAYERED IT...
HUGS TO YOU DEAR LADY
debbie

Anita said...

I just love the POP of color the moss makes in with your beautiful shells. I'd love to get my hands on shells like you have! Up here in the Pacific NW, all I seem to find are clam shells and silver dollars. Not a whole lot of interest there...

Thank you for all your beautiful posts! I've fallen in love with blue more and more just reading your blog. I completely changed my look when I moved from our old house into our new one. I was all about reds and apple greens, etc. Now, I am enjoying so much the soothing blues and whites that I have. What a difference a color can make!