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Calling it a wash --

May 27th, 2015 at 05:36 pm


On my way into Walgreens, I was approached by a gentleman who appeared to be in need. His minivan was an older model, and we had made eye contact, I smiled and nodded. (My new thing is try to always be positive, I caught a glimpse of all the tired parents in the car line after dropping their kids off at high school and no one particularly pleasant - I'm trying hard at that).

His request was very specific - he was in need of some type of fluid for his car - I am bad with motors and I can't say that I'd know which fluid it was - his debit card had been turned down and he needed $6.10. It was broad daylight and I wasn't too weary or concerned because he seemed legitimately in need. I told him that I'd see what I could do.

In Walgreens I was buying items on sale and with coupons for maximum savings since my funds feel somewhat depleted. My coupon savings was $8.00. I had to take $10 cash out over my total (wouldn't allow me the $8 that I saved), so one my way out I handed it over to the gentleman. He was quite appreciative and we blessed each other.

He said he'd pay it forward. I'm thinking that small acts of kindness like that can make the difference.

Feeling happy with the outcome.

4 Responses to “Calling it a wash --”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm sure he did appreciate the gesture!

  2. snafu Says:

    How wonderful of you to do something so kind for a stranger, obviously distressed. You are part of a teeny minority to be concerned about others. It makes me feel sad when I see how rude people tend to be in public places. I think we went a little overboard with the concept of building children's self esteem. I see too many millennials who put forth an image of ego centered, self absorbed brats.

    ***Thank you ***

  3. NJDebbie Says:

    A ray of hope in this dark world full of chaos. Thank You!

    P.S. Please pray for my Sister's health. ((HUGS))

  4. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    What is your sister's name? I like to pray my intentions identified by name, if you don't mind sharing. Smile

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