10 Rolls of Toilet Paper, A Box of Kleenex, and Two Airplane Bottles of Fireball!


In times of trouble

May we shine our light and love

Please be safe my friends ❤

It’s hard to grasp the enormity of the impact this Covid 19 has created throughout the world. The damage is far reaching, and I suspect, will last for quite some time.

I can’t help but think that something huge had to happen to combat the ugliness and divisiveness that could be felt everywhere. If there can be one silver lining from this disaster, I hope that people come together and treat each other well.

I have seen an incredible instance of this in my own life over the past few days. I casually mentioned to a neighbor in an email that I had purchased napkins on Amazon because I couldn’t find toilet paper…ANYWHERE!

Later that day, he showed up at my door with a bag. It had 2 rolls and a box of Kleenex. I thanked him and thought how sweet he was.

An hour later I went out and there was a bag hanging on my doorknob. It had 2 rolls and two airplane bottles of Fireball. I knew who had left that bag; a fellow committee member (and friend) who had given me Fireball shots in the past. Again, I was so thankful.

Later that day there was a knock on my door. A man I only know by sight and I woman I had never seen before handed me a bag with two rolls. I just couldn’t believe it!

When I went to take the garbage out later that night there was a bag on the door with a roll in it. By this time all I could do was laugh at what my neighbors had done.

Jump ahead to the next day and there was a bag hanging on the door with a roll, and later that day a repeat toilet paper fairy showed up with 2 more rolls. I tried to tell him that I was good, and to please keep it for himself, but he wouldn’t hear of it – and again, this is a man I barely know.

I am blown away by the generosity, compassion, and sense of community these good people had towards me. I also know that I fall hard on opposite sides of the political line with a few of them. But in times of crisis (Covid 19 – not the scarcity of toilet paper – I would have survived ;)) my fellow beings came together and unselfishly gave away a hard to find, much coveted staple – many of them to someone they don’t even know!

It stokes my heart. It brings a giant smile to my face during a time when there isn’t a whole lot to smile about. 🙂

I send you all wishes of health, well-being, and safety during this unchartered time. I hope you all are able to do some things you WANT to do while you self-isolate.

And I hope you all are on both sides – the giving and the receiving – of the generosity, compassion, and sense of community!


Lorrie (The Hermit! I am getting so much done in my home – hope you are too! And hope you get real clear about what is important to you ❤ Stay safe, be well!


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36 thoughts on “10 Rolls of Toilet Paper, A Box of Kleenex, and Two Airplane Bottles of Fireball!

  1. Thanks for sharing your story Lorrie. It is so heartwarming to know that your neighbors are coming together to support each other. I’ve heard of this kind of thing happening but haven’t witnessed it. I’m working inside a Wal-Mart and seeing the best and worst in people come out due to the stress.

    I hope you’re right that this challenge helps people remember what’s important and come together to make it a better place for all. Hugs and blessings.


    1. Oh, Brad…first let me say THANK YOU! I am so grateful for every person who is risking their own safety so that the rest of us can still get the basic necessities of life! And I am certain that you must be seeing a mixture of both the good, the bad, and the downright ugly!
      I feel so fortunate to have had this experience because it truly helped me drop some of my own barriers.
      I know the longer this goes on the more fear will set in and we might very well see the results of that. But I truly wish that the scales tip in favor of kindness…and compassion.
      Please stay safe…and do everything you can to keep yourself well, Brad.

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      1. You’re most welcome Lorrie. After I faced some fears about working in the stores filled with people and cleaning, I’ve shifted to letting this be a service, and doing the best I can to trust I will be safe. And yes, taking precautions too. Hugs and blessings. 💝


    1. Hi Louise! Awww…thank you so much for your kind words…and moreso for your kind heart! It is a wonderful story…believe me it was quite extraordinary to live it!
      I have not heard much about Canada…but I hope you are well and that you stay that way!!
      The one thing I am experiencing is TIME. I am living each moment and so involved with projects…it’s strange because I usually get lost in time while I am creating, but now I am very aware of time and I still get lost in creating 😉
      Hope you are feeling your inspiration!!
      Stay well, Louise ❤


    1. I was just visiting your site, Ka! Yes…I am being very prudent. I am loving being home…loving my home! I have been doing many things that I have wanted to do in the home but just haven’t been able to.
      I don’t hear any news about your home…I hope that you are hunkering down and enjoying your family. Please stay safe, Ka. I know it isn’t good to come from a place of fear…but I think we have to respect what this virus can do.
      Miss you…hope you are well. I’m going back to snoop around your blog 😉
      ❤ ❤


    1. You too, Irene! Thanks for adding here…yes it was quite magnificent to see this kind of care…especially from strangers. On a different note, my “napkins” arrived today and I can hardly lift the box it is so heavy. I will be ready to share with those in need 🙂
      Stay well, dear Irene.
      p.s. have I told you how much I love my earrings??? 😉

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        1. I’m glad no one video taped me…I was trying to leave the box outside in the hallway to dispose of later (because I had to hear the virus can live on cardboard for 24 hours 😨) and take the inner box in to my home…but it was so darn heavy I could hardly get it out of the other box!
          Be well

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          1. Oh Lorrie, i so enjoyed reading your post today as it was heartwarming to know your neighbors care for you and were so very thoughtful and givimg! So inspirational. You are so deserving of such kindness!


    1. Hi Julie!! It was quite heartwarming…and i.am so full of Blessitude 😉
      Yes…self isolating…trying my very best to stay away from people (sad really.)
      Hope you, too, are practicing social distance and that all in your world is as good as it can be. Sending love and light! 💜

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  2. What an inspirational post….brought a big smile to my face!! I agree on your comment on how something needed to happen with all of the divisiveness in the world…..humanity will survive and hopefully stronger and kinder from this!


    1. Yes, Kirt!! Your lips to God’s ears!
      It is unfortunate that this crisis continues to show the differences. But I pray every single day that we will come out the other end of this with more love, kindness, compassion, and peace.
      Sweet Blessings to you, Kirt, and to your family. Stay well!!

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  3. Dear Lorrie, it is so nice to hear these heartwarming stories amongst this time of chaos. I think how we respond globally may be a defining point for our generation – and I am touched by the stories of compassion, care, cooperation and gratitude – that’s who you are, that’s all we all can be. Maybe when this is all over, the world might just be a gentler place. I hope you are staying safe, well and sane. Virtually distant hugs, Harlon


  4. It looks like you have nice neighbours.
    I cannot complain about mine, but, no, we do not do this here in Ajax, Canada. However, they help out with some yard work and so when they see that I struggle.
    It is advised now everybody stays at least 2 meters away,so, nobody comes over unless it is a delivery man or mailman.
    I haven’t seen in person anybody except my husband for a very long time, I think since March 3rd.
    I’ve been always living mostly in art, writing or backyard garden, and that is fine.
    You most likely have lived there for a while. I’m not surprised they support such nice lady as you! Stay safe, Lorrie!


    1. Hi Inese! Thank you my beautiful friend ❤
      Yes…I have been doing the same…I keep busy with various projects…go for a long walk every other day…and spend a lot of time thinking about things…more so than usual!
      I know people like us…who have to "create" things will be fine throughout this exile, but it is the people who don't have that desire running through their souls that are having a really hard time. I will post after I write this to you about that subject.
      I am happy you are well…and I hope you stay that way. Keep yourself immersed in creative endeavors and I believe all will be fine.
      Stay safe…be well…Many happy Sweet Blessings ❤


  5. A florist in Arkansas had created and had been selling a toilet paper bouquet and it was a hit! Initially made as a joke, it was taken seriously by customers.Nice and practical gift indeed.


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