A couple of years ago a woman paid for my daughters lunch without telling her. My daughter was shopping for school clothes with her two boys and one had asked for something special. My daughter told him they would have to wait until she saved some money. He didn't complain, just said okay mom. The woman overheard the conversation and paid their lunch tab. I've never done anything like that but I try to do little things. Park farther out at stores to save the close spots for someone with walking problems or someone with small children. Open doors for those same people, let them go ahead of me in the checkout line. And I'm a "grocery getter" for the housebound in my small town. Sheez, I sound pretty good... But I also drink, swear and am lazy so it evens it out...
I like to work at the Christmas buckets for the Salvation Army. I have wrist bells that I shake...that is sooooo cool. Some guys will joke and say "Here is Sally Ann ringing her bells." They usually put in a ten or a twenty. I like the idea that some poor kid is going to have food and a few toys for Christmas.
I am so going to do this. Wonderful story.
But the way the world is, I hope the drive-thru person, tollkeeper, is honest. and a good person too and does not pocket it.
I believe there are more nice people than those that would do that.
I will do this. Next time you are at a wawa or store in the morning, pick up the tab for the working Joe buying his coffee.
And leave in a hurry before any confusion..
Excellent! I will do this on monday. It would make me happy all day!
A few weeks ago I was eating lunch with coworkers and I really hit it off with the waiter. As we were paying for the meal an older couple came in and he greeted them really warmly and they seemed excited to see him. I told him I thought that was sweet and they reminded me of my grandparents. He told me they'd been married forever and the man was having a really hard time with cancer. I asked the waiter if he would put a $10 gift card on my bill and use it to pay for the couple's bill. (I don't have a ton of money.) I asked him not to tell the couple until I left. I hope they enjoyed it!
I am telling you this because I truly think it lead to what happened in the waiting room the other day when my grandma was in trouble. (If you don't know what I'm talking about read GNTLGNT's big thread!)
The only things that come to mind right now, are the few times I've helped others who have slid off into the ditch on a snowy day. There was one day, an oncoming car was trying to squeeze past my truck on a narrow road, and went in the ditch. I helped push them out, but while I was pushing them out, another car slid into the ditch behind the first car. I then had to help push them out, and got a face full of snow from their spinning tires. I guess they thought it would help to give it more gas.
I've found myself stuck before, and I know how it can be.
My good deed for today was donating to Comic_Relief.
So far this evening the good people of GB have donated over £66,000,000. Things like this remind me how proud I am to be British. No matter how hard things are we regularly donate to this televised charity event--and a couple of others--on a yearly basis raising millions each time. I'm proud of my country. Watching the conditions these people live in is a harsh and very sobering reminder that I actually have it easy and truly am blessed. We all should try to spread a little kindness in the world, after all, we never know when we may need it to be reciprocated.