Carol May was living alone in a small town. Jerry, her husband had passed away many years ago. As she was in love with her husband, even after his passing, she never remarried.
She was knitting a lot to diverse her thoughts. She was working on her job before that, but after her retirement, she needed something to work on, so she started to knitting.
“Magic would really come in handy right now,” she thought, when she needed yarn for the blanket she was working on.
She left her house for shopping, and she was happy to do that. She went to a shop and bought the things she needed.
She bought too much things, and it was hard to carry for an old woman like Carol. Then a young teen lady approached to her. “Hi, I’m Diana, it seems your load is a little too much for you to handle. I can help you if you like, I’m going your way.”
“Why thank you young lady, I’d be very happy for the help,” Carol said, and gave her burden to Diana.
They walked in silence until they arrived at Carol’s house. Even though Carol invited her in for a cup of tea, Diana said, “I’m sorry but I should probably get going.”
“Please accept the tea, your parents raised you well and I’d like to show you gratitude for your help. I insist.”
“But I’ve never had parents,” Diana said, and that made Carol feel bad for what she said.
“I’m sorry, young one,” she said.
“That’s okay, the orphanage isn’t so bad; it’s just a couple of blocks away. I should go now, thanks for the tea,” Diana said, and went away.
“I didn’t even get her phone number,” Carol said to herself, after she was gone.
Then she thought a way of thanking her. She started to knit clothes for the orphanage, where Diana was staying. And for five years she knitted clothes. Every month, she would leave the clothes at the orphanage.
One day, she found two boxes on her doorstep, after she returned from the orphanage. She was surprised because she didn’t ordered anything.
She opened the boxes, and saw a brand new knitting machine, and an envelope filled with money.
“Your kindness is limitless,” was stating in the note. “Thank you so much for what you do. Recently our orphanage received a donation and we would like to share this money with you and also give you this knitting machine. Our kids absolutely love the clothes you make and we would like to pay for the hard work you do. Please accept this arrangement as we would like to give back in some way.”
Then she heard Diana’s voice behind her. There were some other kids from the orphanage with her.
“They wanted to meet you,” she said to Carol.
“But how did you know it was me?” Carol asked.
“I work at the orphanage now and I saw you bring clothes last month and the month before so I decided we had to find a way to reward you.”
“You inspired it, my dear,” Carol smiled, and took them inside for tea.
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