Thursday, May 16, 2013

Random Kindness

This outfit is the result of a random and generous act of kindness from a sales associate at my local LOFT store. And one I wore to end my last dose dense administration of adriamycin-cytoxan chemotherapy (knocked me out and hopefully explains my absence).


After a Physical Therapy appointment for my lymphedema, I stopped by my local Loft store to scan the sales racks and hopefully be inspired! After trying on a few items, Jill, a sales associate came to help me in the changing room with sizing and alternate options.  As I chose the items I was going to purchase she asked me  "is there anything else in the store you'd like to try on? and I said, no one shirt is enough, my husband will say I don't need anymore clothes!" She insisted and I said pointing "I love those pants", in a few seconds she had them in my size and at the changing room...then she brought a shirt, a pair of shoes and an outfit was born. To finish up this amazing story, once I had the outfit on, she asked me "how to you feel?" and I said "I love it, I feel awesome". Jill then replied to me, "good, because, I'm going to buy that for you!" I cried and said, "NO" and she said "Yes, I can see you've been through enough and proceeded to the check out and bought it for me. 


It is a bit chilly in the infusion area so I added a few layers to the outfit with a chambray shirt and blazer. This blazer has been waiting patiently in my closet for spring, I thrifted it last winter and now I finally get to wear it. And I got so many complements and I had to share the story of Jill with everyone!

Amazing, I am so blessed and I hope I can inspire and help more people as a result of my experiences with cancer. Thank you for all the continued support and prayers. Last Friday I had my first of four dense doses of Taxol and I am feeling pretty well, I plan to catch up with my blogging!

Pants, Shoes and Shirt: LOFT-gift
Chambray: J.Crew 
Blazer: H&M Conscious collection Spring 2012-thrifted
Necklace: walmart

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful story! I got chills as I read. Jill sounds like a truly amazing woman. I'm so happy you had this experience, I imagine it was really uplifting.

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    1. I feel as though I am continually blessed.

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  2. Wow! There really are wonderful people in this world! Thanks for sharing the story, and love the outfit! I love layers.

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  3. Beautiful to match the incredible story...

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  4. You look incredible!
    Such a wonderful act of kindness from Jill, my eyes welled up reading about it.

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  5. this gave me chills. what an amazing sales associate and person to recognize what you needed and making that happen for you. so, so inspiring. i bet you will think of her and her kindness every time you wear that outfit. :)

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