Snow Day Mitzvahs

We had an amazing snow storm yesterday. Compared to the snowstorms in the east this would seem like nothing. However, in a city with very few snow plows  a few inches can paralyze the whole city. It’s a wonderful gift and something we have always loved about living out west. You aren’t expected to go anywhere and lots of things get cancelled. Since it only happens once in a great while it’s actually lots of fun. They have already cancelled school for the second day in a row so hopefully I will still be enjoying our little holiday by tomorrow night.

852) We went out early to check out the neighborhood and play in the snow. My kids carried several  newspapers from the driveway to our neighbors doorstep.

853) Returned a scarf to a neighbor who had left it after playing in the snow near out house. About an hour later, she dropped by with some homemade cookies to share. Yum!

854) Called an elderly friend to make sure she was okay in the snowstorm.

855) Coordinated a phone-a-thon last week for Willowbrook arts camp that our kids go to each summer.


Mitzvahs for the week

790) Attended a meeting for Willowbrook camp. I will be organizing a phone-a-thon next month for this organization.

791) Picked up trash at school.

792) Attended a school PTO meeting.

793) Helped get out the gifts for the kids from the fundraiser I ran at school in October.

794) Sent a get well soon card to someone who is in the hospital.

795) The rebbetzin called me yesterday to help her. She needed a car seat for her infant granddaughter who is coming to town this week. I was so happy to assist her and even more thrilled that she called to ask for my help.

796) Complimented someone on her skirt.

797) Called a friend whose mom is in the hospital.

798) Volunteered to help at the kids Harvest Fest at school.

I love sharing mitzvahs that I receive. Here are two.

Last weekend, my husband and I dined with some friends at the restaurant that a few weeks before had given us a free dessert. This time a different employee did the same thing. My husband and I were shocked and delighted.

I received a wonderful thank you note today from a woman I have never met. She is the sister of a client of mine who was deeply effected in a recent hurricane. My client had emailed a request on behalf of her sister  that she needed help. I sent money to help. My client was blown away when she recieved over $6,000 dollars to send to help her sister. Her thank you note was deeply heartfelt and proved to me that helping a stranger can make a huge difference.