Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pay it Forward

Several weeks ago I was leaving the grocery store with a few things in hand when I decided it would be a good idea to grab a coffee for myself and a Timbit for my little girl. I placed my order and seconds later thought, " Do I have any real money"? I had bought my groceries with plastic and knew very well that this coffee establishment did not take Visa or Interact. I quickly put a halt to the preperation of my order explaining my situation, when a deep male voice behind me said "I'll pay for it. The poor kid needs her Timbit". I assured the gentleman that it wasn't neccessary that he pay, but he insisted. What could I do? Rob him of a blessing?
I decided to take his offer and assured him I would pay the kind deed forward.

I have not bought anyone a coffee yet ( but will when the opportunity arises ) but I am more conscious of holding the door longer, carrying things for people who need help and letting people make a left hand turn against me in traffic. I am actually looking for acts of kindness that I can do. All because of this one kind gesture.

Do unto others has you would have them do unto you...Matthew 7:12.

It's a simple biblical principle that has been adopted as the Golden Rule in secular society. Wouldn' t our world be a better place if more of us ( self included ) would practice this "rule" more often.


  1. You are so right Chris. I love that verse and often say it too friends family and my kids. I wonder when's the last time I said it to myself. It is nice to be reminded.. :-) Thanks for the reminder.God Bless

  2. Such a wonderful RAK. Thanks so much for sharing this Chris.

    PS. I loved that movie too! ;0)

  3. Chris, this just gave me goosebumps! I like when you said about robbing "him" of the blessing. That was very sweet of him. I love all things "Pay it Forward". Thank you SO much for posting! :)

  4. Wow, never looked at it that way 'robbing' someone else from his blessing!!
    Thanks for the reminder too to bless others!!

  5. It's so true, once someone does something unexpected and kind, it does make you more aware of how we can be unexpected and kind.
    love it!


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