Sunday, September 27, 2015
Playing It Forward
A few days ago we were in line at Walmart and you know how they never have enough checkers. We waited a long while for the checker to check out a big bill of groceries for a young woman. The groceries hadn't been put into the buggy yet and the woman dug around in her purse to pay then she had to turn around to tell the checker she left her billfold at home so they had to transfer all the groceries back into the cart to push it aside while she went home to get her money. I could tell she was so embarrassed for making a line of people wait. My heart went out to her and I so wanted to pay for her groceries but with what I bought and her large family size I knew I didn't have that much money with me. To be honest I guess I'm generous but not quite that generous but it was on my mind all week. Today at Dairy Queen I bought an order of chrispy tacos for John and I to share. When the clerk told me my amount then she said something I didn't understand. When I ask again she said she paid for yours pointing to the left. I guess my mouth was agape when I saw it was a young lady with a stud in her lip and someone I had never seen before. Someone I probably would have judged being of the age I am and coming from being raised straight and narrow. I thanked her profusely and she smiled and said God Bless you. I know this playing it forward is happening a lot now but it was my first time. My daughter and son-in-law had it happen to them in a nice restaurant and my neighbor and her friend had it happen to them. I just had my faith restored in the younger generation. Lots of bad things happening even in our small town but there are still good people in our world. Now it's my time to play it forward.