Pay it forward

Since we don’t really celebrate Valentines Day, it was a typical day around here.  We went to lunch and hung out around the house because we are exciting lame like that.

I went to the nail salon for a much needed pedicure.  My paws were starting to resemble gargoyle feet.  Sexy.

Fun fact, I had acrylic nails for over 10 years back in the day.  I loved them, but wasn’t a fan of the upkeep so I ripped them off and never went back.  Maybe one day I will, but I really like just going in for a pedi.  It’s much more relaxing especially post long run.

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While I was getting a pedi a lady wheeled a little elderly lady who was dressed in red for the occasion in to get a her nails done.  She had a big smile and I could tell she was so happy to be there so I struck up a conversation with them.

Seeing her made my day and also miss volunteering.  I have a big soft spot for elderly folks.  I just love them so much.

Turns out she is 95 and the woman with her was her live in care taker.  What a sweetheart!  She just got her hair done at another salon and was on her way out to Valentines supper.  I joked she had a hot date which made her smile.  Smile

I sent Mike a text asking if we could adopt her.  You think I’m joking, but I am not.  He said no, but to pick up her tab & said Happy Valentines Day.

I LOVE that man!


A happy Valentines Day it was!  I left the salon feeling like a million bucks and it wasn’t because of the awesome pedi.  It’s the simple things in life folks.

I encourage you to go do something unexpectedly nice for someone today!!


13 Comments on “Pay it forward

  1. That’s so nice! I have kind of a rough time with elderly folks because I just lost my grandmother, and it makes me really sad to be around them. Hopefully, I can get past them soon and start spending more time with them 🙂

  2. I want to adopt a grandma (not kidding at all) – I lost mine a few years ago and sadly my boys have never had the true “grandma experience”. Love that you picked up the tab for that sweet little lady – you probably made her day!

  3. That makes my heart swell! So unbelievably nice of you to do that for her! Can’t believe she is that old and out and about 😉 I dream to be like her when I’m older!

  4. It’s always great making someone’s day and lifting a burden off their shoulders. That is a great life to live. Everyone wins! I try to do something for everyone as much as I can. If everyone were to do one selfless deed a day this world would be the most amazing place and everyone would get along wonderfully! Thank you for this.

  5. What an awesome story!! Thanks for the inspiration to find a way to make someone’s day!

  6. How sweet of you! VDay is my anniversary, so we do celebrate, but I love the idea of passing on some love. I might start focusing on that next year with the kids.

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