A Thank You to Katie (and Stacey)

I need to thank the Universe for an act of kindness so far beyond it that it extends to whatever other ones there are out there. Two posts ago, I had put up a message (thanks to my mom for the suggestion) asking for help because I’m a writer, and my computer crashed, and I am not in a financial place to purchase a new one, nor could I because of this project.

Katie, a friend of Stacey’s, who I’ve never met but who follows our blog sent me a message just a day later, telling me that she had a computer that she is not using now that she wants to send me. A complete stranger is doing this for me. With a full, generous heart. She wants nothing for it.

With my recent breakup, I am finding myself in a very dark place, the darkest I’ve ever seen. And amongst that darkness this person has reached out and offered help and light. This brings me comfort in a time that is very uncomfortable. This act has reminded me of the goodness in people and how we are all completely connected and must all take care of each other. I hope to return the favor someday when someone needs it. But for now, I need it. And I am learning how to let others help me.

I never thought something like this would come of a new year’s resolution, but am so grateful for the lesson.

Thank you, Katie.



  1. Katie · May 8, 2010

    Thank YOU, Courtney and Stacey, for the gift of this blog. I am so grateful for this constant reminder that less really is more. That there's beauty in simplicity. Only a few months ago I could come up with a whole list of reasons to keep an emergency spare computer… Who knows what would happen if I did not have instant access to updates posted by my not-really-sure-who-you-are "friend" about the recent harvesting of his not really edible crops on his not really existent farm(ville). Now, I would rather go without a computer than have two!"Remember, there's no such thing as a single act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end." Now, if only I had an emergency spare set of panties… 🙂

  2. A Year of Nothing New · May 10, 2010

    ahahahha. I don't think I'm down to accept used panties. Just don't think I have it in me. But thanks for thinking of me. 🙂 But yes, I think you are so right on about all that you've just said. We hold on to a lot as back up…and in the end, you never know what's going to happen, so why try to control it?? And yes…there is no logical end to the flow. I'd like to think goodness just keeps on flowing and reaching those who need it. You've reminded me of that.Just can't thank you enough, sweet girl!-Courtney

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