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Life Vest Inside has had the very good fortune of finding writers willing to share their Kindness Stories/Articles with us. One of our special recurring writers is David Jablinowitz, Op-Ed Editor at Jerusalem Post, who is famous for his “bus stories.”

A Farewell Card and Unexpected Blessing

Embarking on a cross-country journey to a new job, what initially promised to be a thrilling adventure took a distressing turn as I realized my funds were dwindling, and the road ahead seemed longer than my resources. The excitement of the open road gave way to the anxiety of financial strain, leaving me emotionally drained.
Desperation led me to pull over, and as I sat in my car, tears streaming down my face, I noticed an unopened farewell card that my thoughtful neighbor had slipped into my hand just before my departure. Curiosity mingled with hope as I tore open the envelope, and to my astonishment, a crisp $100 bill gracefully fluttered out—a lifeline exactly when I needed it most.
The weight of worry began to lift as I held that unexpected blessing in my hands. It was more than money; it was a message of kindness, a reminder that even in the vastness of the unknown, there were caring souls watching over me.
Later, when I reunited with my neighbor, I couldn’t help but express my gratitude and curiosity about the monetary surprise. With a warm smile, she shared, “I had a feeling it would help.”
In that simple farewell card, my neighbor had become a highway angel, anticipating my needs before I even knew them myself. Her act of kindness transformed a challenging moment into a testament of human compassion and connection.
As I continued my journey, that $100 bill became more than just a financial reprieve—it symbolized the power of intuition, the strength of community, and the unexpected ways in which kindness can manifest. The open road, once laden with uncertainty, became a path paved with the benevolence of others.
This story serves as a reminder that, in the face of challenges, there are often unseen forces of goodwill working to guide us. It illustrates the beauty of human intuition and the profound impact that a simple act of kindness can have on a journey—turning tears of despair into tears of gratitude and hope.
~ Jane William

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