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It does pay to be nice

March 4th, 2007 at 06:28 am

Well last night a friend and her DH came over to have a celebratory drink. A little over a year ago her mom died leaving a house full of crap (literally there was mouse poo everywhere), no will and a lot of questions. My friend is deaf and her husband was over in Iraq fighting for our country. She was having problems getting anything started, accomplished. So we stepped in and starting helping her where we could.
By the time we were done 7 months later we had 4 large dumpsters of trash, a couple of sales and finally the house sold to a "flipper" because it needed a lot of help.

Fast forward to last night. Since there wasn't a will they had to wait a year after moms death for claims against the estate and to settle everything. So we were having drinks, toasting that their lives could get back to normal and they had us a card with a check for $1000. Now DH and I did not do this to get any $$ or anything, really just to be friends and help out. When I asked what was going on they said

"You helped without getting paid and without expecting anything, that is the reason you are getting paid."

This will go towards a bill. We are almost debt free.

8 Responses to “It does pay to be nice”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Wow, that is wonderful!! It does pay to be nice!!

  2. monkeymama Says:

    Kudos to you!!! Wink What a nice surprise!

  3. Amber Says:

    Awe that was sooo nice

  4. scfr Says:

    Thanks for sharing.
    It was great of you to help out your friend, and very appropriate of her to give back a bit once the estate settled, given the huge amount of help you gave.
    Good reminder to have a will, keep it updated, and continue the battle to keep the clutter cleared out ... something that doesn't come easily for many of us (myself included).

  5. Aleta Says:

    I think that the lessons alone learned from helping your friend is worth helping them. Wasn't it nice that your friend valued you enough to want to give you something for her appreciation. She probably was overwhelmed and was just happy that someone was there with her.

  6. Nic Says:

    Good for you and your husband. Treat yourselves to something. Even if it's a little something, or a date. You both deserve it! Smile

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    Wow, what a blessing. They are blessed to have you as friends and vice versa!! And you would do it all over again for free. Thanks for sharing this, too. I love to hear good stories.

  8. baselle Says:

    Its great hearing a story like this. You're a good karma magnet.

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