I just had to share this…
Today after work, I went shopping and spent a ridiculous amount of money on clothes that I certainly do not need, and will likely be bored of in a month.
After, I walked over to the bank to deposit some cash. And, of course, one of my biggest fears happened…someone walked over and asked me if I had any money to spare for a meal.
Normally, I would just ignore the request and go about my day, thinking how blessed I am to not have to beg for cash.
Today, however, for some reason, I felt compelled to give this woman, who looked like she was 18 years of age, the $3 extra dollars in my wallet.
She was so grateful.
Curiously though, on my end, I watched to see where this young lady would go next. To my astonishment, she walked straight into the subway a few doors down.
Passively, I walked past the storefront. I looked in and this poor woman was ordering Subway with the $3 I just gave her and the change in her hand.
My heart was broken.
Today, I had my lunch purchased for me by the amazing company I work for and I had just frivolously bought materialistic items that I do not need.
Thinking about how blessed I am to be more than well fed, well dressed and loved, I walked into Subway and asked this young lady if she had enough money for her meal. She looked down at her hands embarrassed and said, “Umm…”.
I told the Subway attendant to let her get whatever she needs and I will pay for her meal. The total was $10.34. As I paid the bill, she asked me if she could pay the .34 cents.
I turned to her and advised her to keep it and assured her that her meal was covered and not to worry.
The Subway attendant looked at the girl and said, “Someone is looking out for you. You ‘re getting fed today.”
I could not believe that this poor woman did not know if she was going to be fed today.
I walked away and told her to have a good day and she simply looked like she was going to cry her eyes out. But here I am, the one crying because $10.34 made someone’s day.
The simple lesson I was reminded of today is that treating people with love, kindness and respect is the simplest thing we can offer one another and cheapest!
#love #kindness #dontjudgeothers