Pay It Forward

Life is so much better when you pay it forward. So do something nice for someone today. Even if it’s just holding the door open, I can guarantee you will make someones day a little brighter. Happy Thursday folks.

October 13, 2011. Tags: , , , . Advice. Leave a comment.

Random Acts of Kindness…

…are sadly uncommon. Yesterday I was at the grocery store buying eggs to make chocolate chip cookies and the guy in front of me only had a twenty. Now he didn’t need money to buy his groceries but the cashier was waiting for smaller bills since she was running low. His total was like $10.26. He had the ten, but only that and a $20. No change. So, I pull out 26 cents and hand it to the cashier. This is where it gets sad.

They both looked at me like I had just bought a family of four a weeks worth of groceries! Like my 26 cents was the greatest thing they had ever seen. The guy even asked how he would like to pay me back. He volunteered to wait until change could be made.

Seriously?

Seriously.

I told him not to worry about it and that it was my pleasure. What kind of world do we live in where people are taken aback by the most basic of gestures? I guess I got my Karma points for the day. And the satisfaction of not only helping a stranger but the look of pure delight on Boyfriends face when he came home to fresh-baked cookies. It’s the simple things folks. Remember to be kind. Besides, maybe someday I’ll need 26 cents and someone will help me. You never know.

May 19, 2011. Tags: , . Advice. Leave a comment.