Nothing Naughty

Yesterday I went out to lunch with a friend for the first time in ages. My 20 month-old son is the sweetest boy in the world but has an insane amount of energy. He was putting on a show for the people in the booth behind us, nothing naughty. Dancing, talking (trying to anyway), demanding [...]


You’re A Good Mom

A couple of months ago, right at dinner time, I needed to run to the store to pick up some forgotten dinner items. My husband was hard at work studying so I decided to take our 2 children with me- ages 7 and 2. It had already been a really long day. I had gotten [...]


The Last Straw

The compounding effect of events and challenges in life can at times overwhelm us as people. It’s that last straw that seems to nearly break us. That last straw can seem so insignificant to others around us, a cancelled appointment, forgetting a wallet, dropping a dish; whatever it is for you remember it’s different for [...]


I think there are a lot of people who are looking for ways to help others. There are those who want to make a difference and decide to take matters into their own hands. Tina tells us a story that illiterates just that. This is what she wrote: “While out shopping one day, I encountered [...]


The Rest of the Story

A couple months ago, Anonymous Thank Yous received a story from Dawn, a woman who ran the Boston Marathon (original story below). Her husband sent a follow up story a few days later and this is what he said: I don’t remember if we told you all of the events that took place but there’s even [...]


I Was In A Daze

On October 3rd I was leaving work for the day and about to start a much anticipated week long vacation. I was pulling out of work onto a very busy road. When I was crossing traffic I failed to notice a car on the other side of a truck making a turn and blocking my [...]


The Spaghetti Bowl

I was driving home from work during rush hour in Las Vegas and my car broke down on the spaghetti bowl, the narrow part of the freeway connecting I-15 to highway 95. You can imagine all of the honks and frustration from everyone else trying to get home. I was so embarrassed and didn’t know [...]


Now That’s Love

Guys, I love New York City. Because strangers see you accidentally carrying 1 Trader Joe’s bag too many, in a skirt, stop, and carry the heaviest ones with you to your door. And they just happen to own a restaurant around the corner from your house. Now that’s love. Mala – One happy New Yorker [...]