Five Dollars and a Lot of Love
--by Wes Bennett, posted Aug 23, 2006
One day, I took all the cash I had for the next week ($60) and went to buy groceries, as the fridge and cabinets were empty. I kept a running tab in my head of everything I was buying, even rounding up to the nearest dollar to make sure I didn't go over what I could afford.
Once the food and basic items we needed approached $60, I went to checkout and somehow the total came to $65. On the off chance that I had room on a credit card, I tried using two of them...both declined.
Getting very embarrassed, I asked the clerk what I could deduct that was about $5. Everything in my cart was important and it scared me that money was so tight. I didn't know how to decide.
Suddenly, the women behind me said "don't do that. Here, what do you need? $5...$10?" It was all I could do to keep from crying when I opened my mouth to say "thank you". She said, "you're welcome, I've been in that spot myself before, glad I could help...pay it forward."
It doesnít matter how it comes back around...in little increments, or all at once. Everything good we do, come back around to us and reminds us why itís so important to take care of each other. We all may have our individual bodies and labels, but we all owe our lives to one energy.
Strange to happen. Few simple comment is really nice than writing in lenght.