Pay It Forward
I believe in paying it forward in all things in life. It is kind of what my website is all about really. You take what you learn, your blessings (no matter what kind), and you give back when you are able.
I have been helped by so many people, in so many ways, all my life. I have had a lot of low times in my life but I always get back up. I never let it get me down. Life is a journey and you only get one go at it so make the best of it. Will a bad experience be made better or worse by a good attitude?
I have a wonderful related story to tell. It is actually my daughter's which she told me when she got home from work last night. I need to give just a little background first. She just started a new job 2 weeks ago after being out of work for about a month. Nothings been turned off yet (except phones - non essential items lol) but when her first payday rolls around, it will be close on a few bills.
I don't tell you this for sympathy, it's just background to the story. We receive assistance so our rent is covered and thanks to food stamps, the kids don't go hungry.
My daughter is working in dietary at a hospital which is in walking distance so YAY for saving gas lol. None of the people she works with know her very well and she is a private person like me. So, no one knows our financial situation.
Our Angel - this woman is.
A woman who works at the hospital did something wonderful last night. This woman does not know my daughter and does not even work in the same department. She walked up to my daughter and asked if she could give her some money. My daughter declined numerous times as this woman continued to try and give her money and told her she was fine and didn't need it. (I know, pride issues. I have them too.)
Finally, the woman pressed a folded bill into my daughter's hand and told her, "My husband and I felt God putting it on our hearts to give this to you." My daughter looked down, thinking it was probably a $20. To her surprise, it was actually a $100. She tried to get this angel to take it back. When that didn't work, she promised repayment as soon as possible.
The woman told her it was not necessary. It was something they felt God wanted them to do. And then my daughter told me something about this couple, they are bikers.
Bikers are beautiful people!
My daughter is overcome with gratitude as am I. I told her about some times when I have been blessed and sometimes all you can do to repay this kindness is pay it forward when you are able.
Anyway, I had to share this awesome blessing which has made our year! Always give back when you can, even if it is just sharing knowledge or experience.
I hope everyone has a great day!