Yesterday I returned to that same Subway (I've been there many times since then). I brought with my daughter and niece. We ordered our food and my daughter asked if she could get chips and a soda pop. I said yes and the lady at the cash register rang up our food.
I was $1.68 short. My daughter looked up at me with her big green eyes, but I told her we had to put her chips and pop back. I didn't have enough money with me.
The lady at the register paused for a second and then handed the bag of chips to my daughter and said: "This one is on me."
My daughter's face lit up and she said thank you.
|Who wouldn't want to make this face light up? :)|
We pulled out of the parking lot with smiles on our faces. It feels so good to be the object of someone's random act of kindness. Everywhere we went for the rest of the day my daughter told me to tell the story about the Subway lady's kindness. And each time I told the story, she grinned all over again.
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31.
I'm so thankful my daughter saw generosity and love in action. I was able to talk to her about the importance of doing kind things for people, without getting anything in return, other than joy--but isn't joy one of the greatest payments we can receive?
What about you? When have you been the object of a random act of kindness? What have you done for someone else?