Use of Smile Cards Pays a Surprise Dividend
--by joelore, posted Mar 10, 2007
The second time I used my smile cards was to pay for the sunday newspapers for 2 senior citizens that come into a nice, clean, little breakfast place every Sunday early in the morning, just to pick up the Sunday newspaper. I got in very early that morning and I handed the card to the owner with some money to cover the 2 newspapers and I said I wanted to pay for the 2 sunday papers that the older people pick up every sunday. "If you'd please give them this card when you tell them" is what I said. She looked at the card and with a half smile and asked if I had any more cards. I said I did and I gave her about 20 from my stash in the car before I left.
Today, about 10 days later, I went in for breakfast with my son. A few minutes after we started eating, a member of the US Army came in and sat down in the corner, dressed in uniform, and ordered breakfast. He was all alone.
On my way out, I went to the owner to pay my bill and I said I'd like to take care of the soldier's breakfast also. As I was handing her another smile card, she looked at me with a big smile and said, " I've already taken care of it, the same way. He's someone that deserves it."
I've felt great all day long, knowing that I've helped another person get started using the smile cards, and doing good things for others.
Great story. Thanks for sharing.
Five happy people in one story you certainly started a chain reaction in that breakfast place.
I bet there will be a few more meals given out to deserving custumers in the future.