6 moments that made someone's day

By Faith Heaton Jolley | Posted - Apr 7th, 2014 @ 11:59am

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SALT LAKE CITY — We all know that bad things happen to good people, but good things also happen. We want to look for the good because as the old adage goes, "Whatever you are looking for, you will find it."

Each Monday, we hope to share moments from our readers’ lives that made their day great. Whether it is a kind note from a loved one, an act of kindness or a person with an inspiring attitude, we want to hear about it.

Drew P.

On being happy for others:

“Last weekend my granddaughter turned 2 years old. It was fun to watch her open her presents in front of four other little children. Each of them watched with excitement and interest. None of them showed any signs of envy or discontent, only happiness. A good lesson some adults need to learn.”

Lisa M.

On being personable:

“I went in to pick up a prescription for my daughter recently. I had also been in to the store a couple weeks prior picking up a prescription for my husband for something a little more serious. The pharmacist asked me how (my husband) was doing. It was nice to know I am not just a name in the computer and that she remembered me.

Sometimes that is what we all need, a kind word, a smile, or just someone to remember us.”

Patricia Y.

On enjoying your family:

Have you seen any moments of service or kindness? Do you want to share a story about something that made your day? Email a brief story (100 words or fewer) along with any photos or video to

“Grandkids always make my day. The minute they pull up to our home, get out of the car and their little legs come running toward you as they squeal in delight in seeing me. I am lucky enough to have two grandboys, one 19 months old and the other 16 months old.

“It’s a joy to see them develop and learn something new each day. The older one can now say ‘Bye’ and ‘I love you.’ He’s very polite and says ‘Thank you’ when given something. I can honestly say I see them in a different light, and find joy in all that they do.”

Amy M.

On keeping your promises:

“In 2006 or so, we took our daughter Kenly to Lagoon with other families that belonged, as we did, to the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation. While chatting at the carousel with a mom named Carrie, my 10-year-old daughter with special needs was pestering me to ride the white roller coaster with her.

"I kept putting her off with, ‘In a minute, Mommy's talking.’ Seeing her mounting frustration, Carrie's son Michael Scott said, ‘I'll take her!’ and with that, totally changed my daughter's mood. Kenly felt so lucky to be escorted onto the roller coaster with such a cute older boy that she pressed her luck further by asking, ‘So, maybe will you take me to prom?’ He agreed.

"Kenly held firmly onto that promise as the years went on, though we both moved out of state from Farmington. When Kenly was 16, she received a vase of flowers and a note that said, ‘A special girl deserves a special day.’ He was officially asking her to her first prom.

“Michael and his father drove 20 hours round-trip from Meridian, Idaho, to Powell, Wyo., and back to keep his six-year promise. And you have never seen a happier girl.”

Lisa S.

On putting others needs before our own:

“My daughter and I were at a grocery store the other day just unloading our groceries in the check-out line. I noticed a lady behind us in a motorized cart. I mentioned to my daughter that she could help her so she wouldn’t have to get up. Then next thing I know she has the lady’s cart unloaded and is visiting away with her.

"This was not a small feat for my daughter as she suffers with an anxiety disorder that makes even going to the grocery store a big event let alone talking to and helping someone. I was so amazed at my daughter at this moment. She let go of her own feelings to help someone that may have been feeling even worse.”

Lindi S.

Each Friday, my neighbor has one of their family members put back the garbage cans for everyone on our street after the garbage truck has come. This has become quite the task with multiple garbage cans, a green waste can and a recycle can for each neighbor! But it is truly appreciated.

Have you seen any moments of service or kindness? Do you want to share a story about something that made your day? Email a brief story (100 words or fewer) along with any photos or video to

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