Gifts of Food, Time, and Joy in Celebration
--by Rajni, posted Oct 23, 2020
While the cashier was scanning my cart full of groceries, a man came behind me in line with one item. I asked him to allow me to pay. He agreed. I paid, thanked him, and gave him a birthday card, Smile Cards, and bookmarks.
Before all my items were scanned, a second man arrived in the line with two small cookie packages. I offered to pay for his items, too. He agreed and gave me his items. After the cashier rang them up and gave them back to me, I returned the cookies to the man. He tried to reimburse me. I asked him not to pay me, but to pay it forward to people in need. I gave him a birthday card, Smile Cards, and bookmarks, too.
I gave the groceries to the homeless family who was waiting. They needed something extra, so I gave them money.
I also paid extra to rickshaw driver.
All this was in honor of my son's marriage anniversary. He seemed happy to know the way I celebrated.