Several weeks ago I was leaving the grocery store with a few things in hand when I decided it would be a good idea to grab a coffee for myself and a Timbit for my little girl. I placed my order and seconds later thought, ” Do I have any real money”? I had bought my groceries with plastic and knew very well that this coffee establishment did not take Visa or Interact. I quickly put a halt to the preperation of my order explaining my situation, when a deep male voice behind me said “I’ll pay for it. The poor kid needs her Timbit”. I assured the gentleman that it wasn’t neccessary that he pay, but he insisted. What could I do? Rob him of a blessing?
I decided to take his offer and assured him I would pay the kind deed forward.
I have not bought anyone a coffee yet ( but will when the opportunity arises ) but I am more conscious of holding the door longer, carrying things for people who need help and letting people make a left hand turn against me in traffic. I am actually looking for acts of kindness that I can do. All because of this one kind gesture.
Do unto others has you would have them do unto you…Matthew 7:12.
It’s a simple biblical principle that has been adopted as the Golden Rule in secular society. Wouldn’ t our world be a better place if more of us ( self included ) would practice this “rule” more often.