Our actions have consequences that we might never know about. One word here, one action there, one decision not to do something might all contribute to some greater cause you never could have foreseen…and in some cases, it could have horrifying consequences. Luckily, one old woman’s decision impacted one woman’s life in a way she could have never predicted!
When the supermarket clerk tallied up my groceries, I was $12 over what I had on me. I began to remove items from the bags, when another shopper handed me a $20 bill.
“Please don’t put yourself out,” I told him.
“Let me tell you a story,” he said. “My mother is in the hospital with cancer. I visit her every day and bring her flowers. I went this morning, and she got mad at me for spending my money on more flowers. She demanded that I do something else with that money. So, here, please accept this. It is my mother’s flowers.”
Leslie Wagner, Peel, Arkansas
Wow. She couldn’t have known what her son would do with that extra money every day. She probably assumed he would put it towards something useful or use it to purchase lunch instead. Maybe he would fill up his gas tank or just save the cash for a rainy day…she had no idea that he would go around looking for ways to help others with the money! I hope that he told her, before she passed on. I think she deserves to know what her kindness brought to the world. 🙂
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