As I mentioned here 2014 will be the year of bloggers, for bloggers. Influenced by, and dedicated to Derek at No Throw Aways, please enjoy the following.
This week I’m also featuring a blogger from the beginning. Derek’s and mine sites were very similar when I started, but mine has drifted over the years. Derek has stayed true to his beliefs and always finds a way to connect the scriptures with every day life. His site is very refreshing and always good for a quick pick-me-up.
Now, back to the...
Sometimes it’s hard to recognize those times when we can best help others, and sometimes they slap us right in the face.
This past week I put in over 55 hours, Monday through Friday at work. One night after work I stopped off at the local supermarket to pick up a quick bite to eat, frozen pizza. I stepped into line behind a young family. This is the type of grocery store that uses a card to give you discounts. The family in front of me did not have a card so they asked for one, and filled out the paperwork while I waited in line. I didn’t have anything better to do so I didn’t mind. Because it took them a few extra minutes, and they saved money from their new card, they offered to buy my pizza for me. I was a little surprised and very humbled. After I left the grocery store I thought about the people in line behind me. That would’ve been a perfect time for me to pay it forward right there. I could have paid for the person’s food behind me, but I didn’t. Missed opportunity, but not the last.
Have you paid it forward lately?
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