My service dog Sami is trained to get his exercise by fetching a tennis ball - and he loves it. He also loves to chew, and no matter how you slice it, Sami goes through at least a tennis ball a day. While it doesn't seem like much, a couple of cans of balls a week adds up.
Last week, my mom put out on facebook that we would love to have old tennis balls for Sami. We couldn't believe the response we got - tennis balls showed up on our doorstep for four days - it really was like Christmas around here. We all got so excited as the bags kept coming - and it was more than just the fact we are now stocked for the summer. It really made us feel good that people - whether we knew them or not - were willing to take their time to drop off tennis balls for my service dog. It made such an impact on us - we are beyond grateful for the kindness we were shown.
It's the little things - and these acts of kindness just really made me stop and think about how I can impact others with small acts of kindness. I'm keeping my eyes and ears open to ways I can make a difference in someone else's life!