Highlights from SILVER SAGE CORRAL
Have you ever heard of "Random Acts of Kindness?" This is a national program that we thoroughly enjoyed for a number of years while at Alkek Elementary School in Bandera.
RAOK is doing something nice for someone else - not because you have to but because you want to. We found that doing for others not only made them feel good, but also made us feel good, too!
Well, a beautiful Random Act of Kindness occurred recently at Silver Sage Corral!
One of our Meals on Wheels driver, Debbie Bussey of Medina, had her two grandchildren visiting from San Antonio - Madeleine Mae Smith, 6, and her brother Jackson Inman Smith, 10.
Since Grandma Debbie didn't want to leave the children home, they accompanied her as she delivered meals to program participants.
What an experience these children had!
Traveling with their grandma, meeting the wonderful folks on her route, helping carry the nutritious meal in to them and seeing and feeling the joyous love and gratitude of the recipients was obviously heart-wrenching to these two kiddos - not to say what it meant to the meal recipients. After looking forward to seeing the driver every day, being visited by two youngsters must have been a very special thrill for them.
This is where the Random Act of Kindness comes in. To watch their grandma volunteer to help these folks and to see how much her acts were appreciated was truly awe-inspiring for Jackson and Madeleine. We don't know what went through their minds that day, but we feel they felt a love and concern for their meal recipients. They also realized they would not always be there to accompany grandma on her route.
The Smith children badly wanted to do something special for their "new friends." But how could two kids living in San Antonio help out here?
Then they figured it out.
Jackson and Madeleine had some money saved up. They pooled their savings and asked grandma to take them to Silver Sage where they donated he money to Director Pam Thatcher to help the people in the Meals on Wheels program. How special is that?!
If this doesn't give us a renewed faith in the youth of today, we don't know what will.
Jackson and Madeleine Smith, we are so proud of you and appreciate your kindness and unselfishness very much.
In fact, we dedicate this column to you.
Nothing going on at Silver Sage this week is more important than the good deed which you two have done. Yours is truly a very special Random Act of Kindness and we love you for it!
Thank you sincerely!
Pictured: Courtesy photo
Madeleine Mae Smith and Jackson Inman Smith of San Antonio donated money this week to Meals On Wheels. They are pictured with their grandmother, Debbie Bussey of Medina, and Pam Thatcher, director of Silver Sage Community Center, in back.