Monday, March 19, 2012
Random Acts - Small Change
A week with no groceries finally forced me out of the house. This was a pretty quick trip with a short list of needed items and a chance to get out of the house for some fresh air. The self checks where I usually go were all taken with a line of waiting customers. In scanning the regular check-outs, one seemed pretty empty. It took only a few seconds to put my few purchases on the counter and then I turned to look at the elderly man in front of me.
It took a bit to get him over his embarrassment at the mix-up and to convince him I didn't want any money back. My comment to him? Just save them for someone else who needs them and do your own random act of kindness!
So a very small chance to do something nice for someone, but the size does not matter. It's just making sure I have my eyes open every day to ways I can make someone's life better.