While I was shopping at the Family Dollar Store I noticed a young mother with her daughter struggling to pick out items she needed because she counting money in her hand. She got behind me at the check-out counter. As I began to pay for my items, she began to put a few items back after realising she did not have enough money left in her hand. She had shampoo and I saw her put the conditioner back. The lady looked like she hadn't bathed in weeks and her child was also really dirty.
My heart really went out for this poor lady and her child. I paid for my items and then I passed the clerk a $10.00 bill and a smile card. I told her to wait until I left the store and then to give the money and the smile card to the girl behind me. I hope I made a difference in a small way.
Whenever I withdraw cash from any ATM machine, I put a smile card along with a gift certificate to a local restaurant or a coupon in the slot. I watch the driver of the next car pull up through my rear view mirror and you should see their faces light up!