Pay it Forward

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.

October 20, 2010 - 1:28 pm

Kimberlee - You are so right Chris. I love that verse and often say it too friends family and my kids. I wonder when’s the last time I said it to myself. It is nice to be reminded.. :-) Thanks for the reminder.God Bless

October 20, 2010 - 1:36 pm

Tanya - Such a wonderful RAK. Thanks so much for sharing this Chris.

PS. I loved that movie too! ;0)

October 20, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Lauri Ann - Chris, this just gave me goosebumps! I like when you said about robbing “him” of the blessing. That was very sweet of him. I love all things “Pay it Forward”. Thank you SO much for posting! :)

October 20, 2010 - 6:07 pm

The Zijlstra's - Wow, never looked at it that way ‘robbing’ someone else from his blessing!!
Thanks for the reminder too to bless others!!

October 30, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Sharelyn - It’s so true, once someone does something unexpected and kind, it does make you more aware of how we can be unexpected and kind.
love it!

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