There is good in the world

I've been struggling so much lately. Mentally, physically (messed up ankle and foot) and financially. Nightmare neighbor's new girlfriend banging on the wall when my kid makes the slightest noise.. she's autistic and stims vocally often. I'm feeling uncomfortable in my own home all while just trying to make it through every month being a single mom, getting my daughter to therapy, going to food banks etc. and I've just hit my limit. Today the wheel on my child's stroller blew. The entire thing. Walking is our main way of getting around as I don't drive and get panic attacks on transit. I had to hobble on my bad ankle, while lifting the one side of the stroller nearly ten blocks to the gas station as at first I thought it only needed air. Once we got there and filled it with air, it immediately deflated. I felt so defeated. A man helped me figure out the issue which was the valve so I couldn't even just patch the wheel. I was kind of thinking out loud and said oh great, I can't afford that right now. He said sorry, can't help you there unfortunately. I was immediately embarrassed and apologized saying I wasn't hinting for him to give me money. I bought tape from the store to try and cover the valve after pumping more air in to try and at least get us home. As I looked up from the air pump he walked up to me and handed me $15.00 saying you need this more than I do. I immediately burst into tears and thanked him. I probably looked crazy. I was so overwhelmed not just over the money but mostly because of this man's kindness. I really, really needed that. I've been having such bad luck and crappy things in life lately that this man's one act of kindness alone made me sob. My faith in humanity was restored today. Another couple stopped to ask if we needed help as well. There are good people in the world. He will probably never know how deeply that touched me today. If you happen to ever read this, Thank you.. from the bottom of my heart. You completely made my day. I will pay it forward to someone else down on their luck someday.


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A kind heart

May 30, 2023 at 5:33pm

Your post made me a little teary, tbh. It’s good to hear of kindness in the world. I hope your weekend is full of sunshine and good days

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I remember

May 30, 2023 at 6:00pm

Once I was also a poor single mother with two kids under the age of 3. I had escaped from a violent partner and left with almost nothing. I was struggling in so many ways but determined that my life was going to get better. One Christmas a relative that I rarely saw sent me $200 , and it was a lifesaver for me. I swore I would pay it forward and I have, many times over. That was over 40 years ago but I’ll never forget how that gift made me feel. Life has had many ups and many downs since then, but I still believe that there are angels among us if we’re open to seeing them. Hang in there and know that things can definitely improve for you.

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Too Long Didn't Read

May 30, 2023 at 7:22pm

too long didn't read

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May 31, 2023 at 1:36am

There is indeed much good in the world, and in humanity specifically, though more often than not the good is drowned out by the clamoring, flailing and vapid din of the bad. Good is less noticeable because it’s too busy DOING good to make a loud cacophony.

My own young son is Autistic. I have the privilege of being married however… my heart goes out to you having to go it alone. There’s nothing tougher than a single parent, x10 for one of a special needs Child.

I personally at present am so far past the breaking point that I look back years ago at the ACTUAL breaking point with a loving nostalgia at how grand those times were.

Life often cycles like that, years-long swings up and down. We’ll cycle back up… with some work on our part of course.

You will be okay in the long run. Just look at your daughter, people like the man who helped you, and most importantly, yourself, to remind you why you will get up tomorrow and do it again.

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@too long

May 31, 2023 at 9:14pm

I’ll never understand why people feel the need to say this. If you don’t want to read something on here just don’t. Announcing your intention to not read it is weird.

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@too long didn't read

Jun 1, 2023 at 8:26pm

Your such an ass . Lol

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Jun 3, 2023 at 9:34pm

I am sorry you are having a tough time. Those are incredibly difficult circumstances and your feelings are valid. I hope things get easier for you.

Tell your landlord your neighbour’s girlfriend (who I’m assuming is not on the lease) is harassing you. That is not okay and they should be made aware. Also, try joining one of the mamas for mamas Facebook groups. They are made up of a community of moms who give away baby/child items. It’s a wonderful resource and there are often moms who are giving away strollers, etc. Sending good luck your way, OP.

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Jun 12, 2023 at 1:32am

God Bless you and your daughter <3 <3 <3 Amin. Sending you lots of kind, sweet, warm, loving, caring hugs. I am so sorry you are going through so much pain and hardship in life :( I am so glad that that man was kind to you. Our late dad (he died in 2009) told me that kindness never fails. It is so very daunting and challenging and difficult to have a child in this day and age without support, especially an autistic child. I commend you Beautiful GentleLady! it is sad how so many countless single moms have to raise their children on their own, without any viable support from the children's biological 'dads'. I commend all the single moms in this world! Bravo to all of you! In the old days, grandparents used to support their children's children (grandchildren), but nowadays, the family units have sadly severed, so few single moms have support from their parents. This male-dominated world is so broken, unfair, cruel, userous, greedy, selfish, cold-hearted, painfully difficult and lonely :( I can vouch for that. Thank God there are good samaritans in this broken, lower-dimensional, satan-ruled world. bible contains truths! Jesus is correct in all He Taught. Beautiful OP, if you feel up to it, you can feel solace in times of despair and stress by reading some verses of bible, on-line via computer, or in a physical bible. I am testimony of how soothing and edifying words in bible are, for example in the Psalms (for example Psalm 61). Also, Proverbs are a fountain of inspiration and teachings we so desperately need in our ever-broken, divided, lost, confused, helpless, hopeless, depressed, addicted, sad society :( We are in end of times. Jesus is our refuge. Amin. I Pray that God/Jesus is with you in your trying times, and I Pray that God Protect, Guides, Heals, Comforts, Soothes, and Provides all Provisions for you and your Daughter, Beautiful and Wonderful OP <3 <3 <3 Amin. We all need God/Jesus more than ever in these darker more difficult times of human history! I attest to this, as without Jesus, I would have killed myself many years ago already. He Saved me and my soul! H'AllyLieuYah! Sending you and your Daughter lots and lots of sweet, kind, loving, warm, tender, caring Agape brotherly Love & Embraces, Beautiful and Wonderful OP <3 <3 <3 Be well <3 <3 <3 God Bless you and your Daughter. Amin

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