Naomi/ST started college yesterday, attending two classes a week on campus, and taking two online. I'm so proud of her! And I want her to get out and make friends, to enjoy being a young adult.
Today she had the most amazing experience-- she went to her art class, and had met a nice lady before that (because they'd both gone to the wrong class, and were hunting down the right one together). This lady noticed that Naomi didn't have the art supply kit the instructor had posted online that the students needed to buy. She saw that Naomi was writing down the items needed, because Naomi had some of them already but she didn't have even half of what was needed.
And this lady asked Naomi if she could buy Naomi the kit, because she believed in being kind and doing one act of kindness a week, one biggish act of kindness, because she tried to be kind every day.
There were some tears.
A few weeks before this, another kind lady told my mom that she was going to buy my mom's glasses after Mom had her eyes examined. Told her to pick out whatever pair she wanted.
There were tears then, too.
This kindness means so much. When I'm struggling, not because I regret leaving my marriage, because I definitely do not, but there's still mourning for the death of that relationship, for the betrayal and anger I feel. So some days, when I'm sitting in my room, wondering how I'm going to pay bills, or when I'll be able to buy a bed frame and a dresser, a car, or anything else for that matter, it's the kindness of strangers that I'm going to cling to.
So those are uplifting stories to share. More good stuff-- everyone's doing well here and seems happy. PNut is snuggled up with me, and it's chilly and raining outside. I love it!
I hope you all have a fabulous evening! <3