The Night My Wife And I Were Booed!


My wife and I got Booed One night a few years ago! But it was such a wonderful feeling!  It meant that somebody cared for, and was thinking of us.  It made our night!

It is the simple gestures in life that mean so much. Last night my wife found a plate of goodies on our doorstep with a note. It read: “You’ve Been Booed! Hope you enjoy your special treats!”  The note had a Halloween Theme and a charge to ‘pay it forward.’  What a wonderful thing it is to do small works of goodness.  Both the giver and the receiver are blessed.

The other day I was in the grocery store with a charge from my wife to get a roast for Sunday dinner. Not just any roast, but the ‘best’ roast they had.  Well, I am no expert on cuts of beef so as I surveyed the meat section I happen to find myself next to another gentlemen of about the same age.  He looked at me and asked, “You looking for something special.”  Obviously he read the perplexed expression on my face as I picked up each roast.  “Well,” I said, “I’m looking for a great cut of roast and I don’t want to fail my wife by bringing home something she doesn’t want.” He smiled and said, “Well, I can help you with that.” So he picked up the roasts and looked them over.  Then he said, “Nothing here that I can see that you would want. Have you talked to the butcher yet?”  When I replied that I hadn’t,  he encouraged me to do so which I did.  I shopped while they got the roast ready for me.  As I was shopping I came across the same man. He stopped as our carts passed on one of the aisles, and said, “Were you able to get the cut you wanted?” I told him that I did and thanks for helping.  He smiled and said, “Great!” as he walked away. I left the store uplifted by this man’s simple kind act.

I don’t know why all of us don’t do more things like that! I guess sometimes we just get too busy to think about it!  Maybe we should think more often about helping others in simple ways.  It really doesn’t take much effort on our part and small acts of kindness mean so much to others.

My wife and I will make sure we “Boo” a few families in the coming days.  I’m sure we will feel good doing it and hopefully those we “Boo” will starting “Booing” others. It is a wonderful feeling when you serve others. I think it is a divine feeling that comes to those who act while  doing holy work.  It is the grand gift of feeling God’s love in your heart even when we do small deeds of goodness. Let’s “Boo” someone…today!


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