Sunday, April 26, 2009

Five Bucks Goes a Long Way

A few months ago one of the members at Curves was trying to sell Campfire Girl candy. Seriously. I said, "Um, no, I don't think so!"

Sure I was tempted. Who doesn't like candy?

The lady looked at me, smiling, and asked if I'd donate my candy to the troops, that way I wouldn't have to eat it. Every year the Campfire Girls send candy to the troops and this year was no exception. Now that is candy I can sink my teeth into.

I donated my $5.00 (the only cash I had on me) and never gave it a second thought.

Until last week.

The lady came in with a story and a photo. The story, went something like this:

This year this Campfire Troop sent 2095 boxes of candy to the soldiers. In past years, they seldom received any thanks for it. That didn't bother the girls, they were just happy to have sent something to those men and women serving their country.

However, this year was different. This year the girls received four thank you cards and a photo. It's a great picture and the story behind it is even better. It seems that the troops received their candy, ate it, and discarded the boxes. Then someone suggested that they should have taken a picture. Into the trash receptacles they dug, pulling out the empty boxes. The photo below says it all.

Looking at the picture, I wish I'd donated more. Can you really put a price tag on giving someone else joy?

I don't think so.


Sandcastle Momma said...

What a great story! I love it that they got to eat the candy and have fun too. And how rewarding for the girls to see that their gesture was so appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I love it!!!