Friday, 17 January 2014

Happy Friday

Widower’s deed strikes global chord
TORONTO — A grieving widower has gone from anonymous good Samaritan to global inspiration, thanks to a few words scrawled on a restaurant napkin. Lee Ballantyne of Barrie, Ont. earned praise after channeling his grief into an act of kindness toward a young couple who reminded him of bygone days. Ballantyne, former editor of the Belleville Intelligencer and a columnist for the Barrie Advance, went out to dinner on Jan. 7, a week after his wife Carol died of lung cancer. Ballantyne watched a couple enjoying dinner across the room.
Ballantyne seized a napkin and dashed off a note to the unknown pair: “You don’t know me but my beautiful wife of 43 years died last week. Tonight I dined alone for the first time. You remind me of us many years ago. Please allow me to buy your dinner. Enjoy! It will put a smile on Carol’s face and make me happy ... for now. Happy New Year! Lee B. Pay it forward.” A waiter at the restaurant photographed the note and posted it online. Within hours, Ballantyne’s words and generosity were making an impact around the world.

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May today be ESPECIALLY beautiful for you!
Let go of what you can't control.
Serenity will be yours.

Have a beautiful Friday

Photograph I believe from Pinterest. I love all things with an Asian influence

“Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.” -Frances Hodgson Burnett

Love this duet

One of the best ways
to worship God
is simply to be happy."

- Traditional Hindu Expression

Your greatness is not what you have it is what you give


  1. Jeanne your blog is such an encouragment ALL THE TIME! I keep trying to leave comments but for some reason I get an email saying they could not be sent. So here I am trying again. xo

  2. YEAH it worked. I think I just cannot leave comments using my iphone. This one is from my laptop. Just so you know, I am here, visiting your blog regularly. And thank you for all your comments on mine!

  3. Hi Jeanne,

    Such a beautiful and poignant post - thank you for sharing the beautiful story with us.
    Love the little boy - so sweet.
    happy weekend, dear friend

  4. Love and hugs to you all and thanks for the visit and kind words. Love Jeanne