Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Kindness is everywhere

I received in this wonderful news story from our dear blogging friend Cat. It is just too good not to share.

Virginia Saenz could hear the desperation in the voice of the telephone message. It was 5 a.m. on the day before Thanksgiving, and the caller, Lucy Crutchfield, was trying to tell her daughter that she’d send money for groceries — but she’d have to miss a mortgage payment to do it.

But Crutchfield dialed the wrong number. Instead of getting her daughter, she got Saenz, a real estate agent from the San Diego suburb of Tierrasanta.

“I know right now we are all struggling,” Saenz said. “Lisa on the phone, she sounded so desperate for her daughter, it broke my heart.”

Saenz did the only thing she could think of — she called Crutchfield back and said not to worry. Crutchfield would pay the mortgage, and Saenz would handle the groceries.

“She said, ‘You have the wrong number … don’t worry any more,’ ” Crutchfield recalled.

For Crutchfield, it was a holiday miracle. Her house is already in foreclosure. Her mother recently passed away, and Crutchfield is now trying to pay off her house. She had a money order prepared to make a mortgage payment on that house — but was going to cash it in when her daughter called asking for money.

“I thought I was going to lose that house, too,” Crutchfield said.

Saenz told Crutchfield to keep her money and promised to take care of her daughter. The real estate agent then called Crutchfield’s daughter.

“I asked her what she would like, what her kids like, and then I felt really bad because she said she only wanted eggs and milk,” Saenz said. “When somebody only asks you for eggs and milk, they are in a really bad situation.”

So Saenz went grocery shopping on Thanksgiving morning with her 14-year-old son in tow to tell her what kids liked to eat. They bought food for a Thanksgiving dinner and enough groceries to get Crutchfield’s daughter through the end of the month — her next payday.

She said the act of giving made “the day special for me.”

“I helped somebody,” Saenz said Friday. “I think it’s what anybody would have done.”


9 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Kindness is everywhere

  1. Mel says:

    G-d bless the angels who ‘seize the opportunity’!

    Thank you.
    All too often the news makes me sadder than sad.

    This made my morning!

  2. shirley says:

    What a great story and a wonderful way to start the day. Warms my heart on a chilly winter morn. Thanks Bill.

  3. Jill says:

    What a wonderful story! There is good all over the place that we may never know about. And chances in this world to do as much good as we are able if we’ll just open our eyes and look around. Please read my blog if you get a chance – I just posted my first story. http://untieribbons.blogspot.com/

  4. Pttyann says:

    Yes indeed what a wonderful story shows the heart of God and his love for us thanks for sharing it is a blessing and do have a wonderful day Bill.

  5. Jaymie says:

    This brings joy and tears.

  6. Jill says:

    What a beautiful story! It’s heartening to know that there are probably more people than we know out there opening their hearts to others. Please read my blog if you get a chance. I so enjoy your daily writings. Thanks!

  7. This is a magical story, it’s like the angels made her dial the wrong number and by some miracle it went to another angel’s phone.

  8. Sherry Howdle says:

    Loved this! It is especially heartwarming at this time of year. What a great role model for her kids as well. I bet they loved being included in this wonderful act of kindness and will grow up to be kind, compassionate adults following their mother’s example. Gotta love that! We need as many kind, caring, compassionate people in this world as we can get!

  9. Cat says:

    I just came across a quote that sums up this story nicely:

    Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
    ~Sally Koch

    Cat my dear friend, thank you for sharing this. you are right it pretty much sums up so much of what I have been trying to say.

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