Dry Cleaner Excitement
--by denisemj, posted Mar 8, 2014
The lady said you what? I repeated myself. Keep in mind she had a smile on her face and she was saying that is so nice of you to do.
I started to tell her about Helpothers.org and showed her the Smile card. She just starts beaming with smiles. She said is this money from the website? I said no, the website gives us a place to share our stories and ideas with other people. She asked if this was a religious site. I said it’s a site for anyone that wishes to share acts of kindness with people all around the world.
She said should I pick someone I know? I said that would be fine because I do not know them. She thought how much do you want to pay? I told her that I had $40.00 dollars cash on me.
Oh! She was overwhelmed as she started walking the line of clean clothes hanging to be picked up, but yet she was still smiling. She finally decided on one that was $27.00 dollars and it was someone that she did not know.
I paid the bill in full, and she took the smile card to place on the bill. Then we started chatting about acts of kindness. I gave her some examples of things that I had done recently and told her that I enjoy getting ideas from this website.
In the end I wished her a good evening and apologized because that was my last smile card and that i would return again.
Providing an act of kindness helps other people see that someone in
the world cares about other people. I love to give because it sets me free from selfishness.
How true. And also from the thought that there is never enough or that i am never enough and all sorts of a sense of lack! One simple act of giving makes us fee rich in so many ways!