Magic Happens When You Pay It Forward


So the coolest thing happened, that I hope will inspire you to ‘pay it forward’…


When I went to our local gas station to fill up one evening, I walked up to the counter to pay and I said to the tall, young man there…

“You are my hero.”  He looked surprised and asked me why.

I said, “Because every time I come in here, I see how you go out of your way to be friendly and cheerful to customers, no matter how tired you must be, or what kind of day you are having. You are a rare human being.”

He replied, “Well thank you. I try.”

I asked him, “What kind of chocolate bar do you like?”

He said, “I like them all, but especially 3 Musketeers.”

So I grabbed one, paid for it and gave it to him.

He said, “Thank you, but you don’t have to buy me a chocolate bar.”

I replied, “It’s the least I can do.”

He said, “Well thank you. I will share it with the others who work here.”

I said, “I am not surprised that you would.”

Then, he noticed that my Jeep said “Tickleberry Telegrams” on the door.

He said, “You do singing telegrams? Cool! My girlfriend’s birthday is coming up and I would love to give her something special. Do you have a business card?”

“Sure do.” I replied.

Anyhow, to make a long story short… when we make a point of doing something nice for someone, you just never know what will come of it. And, because of his awesome attitude, I gave him an awesome deal on his telegram. So what goes around comes around.

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Have You Made Someone’s Day? Has Someone Made Yours? (Win a Telegram!)

I love to hear stories about people being surprised by an unexpected gift, a word of encouragement or an act of kindness.  These are the things that pick us up and out of the doldrums and make our lives so meaningful and memorable.

Share your story in 500 words or less and, if your story is picked, you will Win a Singing Phone-a-Gram to surprise that special someone in your life, anywhere in Canada or the States!  The only prerequisite is that you ‘Like’ our ‘Tickleberry Telegrams’ Facebook page before entering.


Good luck to you all and may the best story win!  If there is a tie, a random generator will pick the winner.

Cheers, Micki (aka ‘Tickleberry’)

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A Telegram From the Military

I received an email from a fella in the military in Alberta.  He could not be with his girlfriend on her birthday in Victoria so he wanted me to surprise her with a special song written just for her.   This is what I love about my job… I have the honour of ‘connecting’ loved ones when life’s circumstances will not allow them to be together.  How great is that?

When I arrived at her door, she was so shocked, she squealed and almost completely shut the door in my face.  Pretty funny!  So I honked my clown horn and told her she couldn’t run away!!  Haha!   Turned out she loved the song, (I could tell) I made her day and my so my job was complete.  Everyone wins!

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Today is ‘Blog Sharing Day’!

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Have an awesome day!!

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I would love to connect with you on Facebook so be sure to drop by and ‘Like’ my page!  If you decide to order a singing telegram and you are a fan of my page on Facebook, you will receive an automatic $5 off your purchase!  And if you ‘Share’ my Facebook link on your wall and you can show me that you’ve done so, I will take another $5 off your purchase!  Not a bad deal, if you ask me!  Hope to see you there! (I love a great deal, don’t you?)