Blessings At The Checkout
--by KiwiCat, posted Feb 12, 2016
I was grumpy and racing around trying to get a whole load of errands done before we pack to go. Next to me at the checkout was an elderly man having difficulty with his bank card, and it kept declining. The checkout assistant asked him if it was the correct account etc and he said he thought he had $70 in his account. I paid for my few groceries and stepped up and offered to pay without knowing how much it was.
Honestly, part of me wanted to look at what he had bought to see if I was 'wasting' my money, but then a bigger thought popped in, "be big and give freely". He said that he couldn't accept my offer, and I said that I would like to do it, and then he accepted and said he would pay me back if I gave him my name and address. The checkout assistant put the transaction through again and I paid. The thing is, that I've been very careful with my money as I don't actually have a job any more, but I felt I needed to bless this man. He thanked me again, I said that if he could then to pass the kindness spirit on and do something kind for someone else and I didn't need to be paid back.
He said "Oh, I do that all the time, I'm a retired Catholic priest" I laughed, and said "well, then, God must have sent me today to bless you" and we had a hug at the checkout, and off I went, my grumpy mood... GONE! (the funny thing is that when I got to my Mum's, I
realized I'd forgotten the thing I went to the supermarket for, and she had it and was then able to give it to me!!)