Acts of Kindness: The Prokopetz FamilyJuly 09, 2009 by Victoria Strong
We received the most heartwarming email from our blog friend Lisa about the wonderful gesture her darling children created to benefit the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation. The Prokopetz family live in Canada and July 1st is Canada Day. As part of their celebration, sweet Matthew and Sidney asked their parents if they could organize a lemonade stand for "Baby Gwendolyn", as they call her. They made juice and lemonade, created a booth for their front lawn, and decorated it with a sign that read, "Lemonade 25 cents, All proceeds to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation". Just seeing the picture of their smiles, so proud of their efforts, made Bill and I burst into tears. And Lisa's email about it all left us simply speechless:
Your family has inspired us to be better, to do better...We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us realize what the really important things in life are; and now we will continue to pass this message on.No, Prokopetz family, thank you! This beautiful act of kindness reminds us what an important impact each person can have on another and you have inspired us!