A Neighbor's Blessings
--by Agnes Haddaway, posted Apr 10, 2006
Last week, she brought an envelope saying, "I have something for you." I said, "If it has money in it, I don't want it." But, she laid it on a stand. Later, I opened it to find a 'thank you' card with $10.00 in it. That night, I stopped at her house to give some extra fried chicken that I had. I took a plain card, put the $10.00 in it along with a 'Smile' card, and when leaving, left it stuck in her storm door.
The next day, stopping by to return my dish, she said, "Look, I know you put that letter in my door this morning, didn't you?" I had completely forgotten about it, and I suppose from the genuinely blank look on my face, she believed me when I said that I hadn't put any letter in her door that morning. (Actually, it was the night before--so I wasn't lying.) She went on to describe the card and enclosed 'Smile' card, and tell me how the Lord is blessing her, with so many good things lately. I told her that I was so happy for her, and that I hope she continues to be so blessed.
I like how you are trying to go beyond trading favors and paying back.