I'm so excited to start this new month, I decided to celebrate. After lots of online searching, I came up with a cute idea for my kids Valentine's Day gifts for their classmates. I bundled Carter up and headed out to gather supplies that I would need. One of my last stops was to Meijer where I got to pick out the sweet treats that would be included in the bags. As I was waiting at the cash register, an elderly woman was struggling out of her motorized cart to finish her purchase. She quietly asked what the total would be, and the clerk said "Twenty-two fifty one". The woman said "Thats okay, I don't need to get the grapes, dear." The clerk set them on the cash register to restock later. Carefully, the woman pulled out her cash and counted her coins into the clerks hand. As she did, my heart began to pound and I knew that God had given me an opportunity to help bless this woman. After she completed her sale and before she walked away, I asked the clerk to please ring the grapes on my bill. The elderly woman turned and smiled, commenting on how yummy they looked, thinking I was buying them for myself. I handed her the bag and said "here, these are for you". She looked at me and tears started to fill her eyes and she told me no one had ever done anything like that for her before. Tears filled my eyes as I mumbled something about how I would hope that someone would do the same for my grandmother in the same situation.
The moral of the story? ITS SO EASY to make someones day. This opportunity couldn't have been easier to see. It cost me $1.86 to bless this woman and it was worth every penny. I'd like to challenge you to look for opportunities to love on the people around you. Pay attention. Put down your cell phone and watch. What better month to start than the one dedicated to LOVE??