That reminds me of a story. (Don't all quilts remind me of stories?) This is the story of when someone did a "good turn" for me and my husband.
We had only been married a year. We were living in Utah and I was working full-time in the office of a trucking company and my husband was a student at BYU. We had little to no money. It was our one year anniversary and we wondered how we would be able to afford to go out to enjoy a nice dinner to celebrate.
Well, it was finals week and my husband was just about to take his last final. He said that after the test, he would sell the textbook and figured he'd get about $25. With that money we would go out and enjoy a nice anniversary dinner.My husband went to the testing center on campus to take his test. He left his belongings in the coat room, including that textbook. Well, later that day I received a phone call from him.
He told me that while he was in that testing center, someone had stolen that textbook. He felt really bad. Now we wouldn't be able to go out to dinner for our anniversary.
I told some of my friends in my office about this. I was so sad. I couldn't believe someone would steal that book! The rest of the day I very quiet and went about my work.
Later in the day, I left my office for just a moment. When I returned, there on my desk, was an envelope with my name on it. Inside were 25 one dollar bills and a note that said, "Enjoy your anniversary dinner." No one signed the note. I asked everyone in the office who had left me that envelope. No one ever admitted to it, but my husband and I have never forgotten that "good turn" someone did for us.
(Here we are visiting Steamboat Springs, CO. Wow! How young we look! BTW, my husband is the one on the far right! )