Paying It Forward

It has been a hard week for me, with problems coming up that at the time I thought were big, but today put things in prospective for me.  I went to lunch at Shoney’s on Western Ave. for lunch.  Ken and I have lunched there many times in the past.  That was our time to have a break in the day and talk business without any interruptions.  There is a waitress there that has worked at Shoney’s for 35 years.  She waited on me today and said that she had not seen me in awhile.  I told that I am there occasionally and she said it must have been on her day off.  I told her that Ken and I were there a lot in the past and told her Ken had passed away but that I was still running the company.  She expressed her condolences and that was the end of the conversation.  A little while later she came back to my table and said did I see the young lady who was sitting opposite me?  I told that I had and she said “she bought your lunch”.  She had written on the ticket, “sorry for the loss of your husband and may God bless you”. Well he certainly had blessed me with someone who was that caring.  The waitress told me that she had never had anyone buy her lunch.  Well, she can’t say that anymore.

This reminded me that we should be kind to everyone.  In fact a friend of mine, who has a birthday tomorrow, ask that instead of wishing her happy birthday to do an act of kindness for someone.  We are all on this earth together and if we just loved one another, we would not have the problems that are in our world.  My world just got a little bit brighter today, thanks to a caring young lady.

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