This morning I had numerous places
to go before getting home for a 10:30 a.m. phone meeting. I took a friend to the airport, my
sewing machine in for repair, etc. At
the final stop I said, “Hey Angels, are
you listening up there? Please provide a
penny in the next few minutes because after that I am going home and will not
leave the house for the rest of the day.”
There were no coins in the parking
lot or inside the first store.
99¢ Store I was ready to pay for my one
item when a lady with at least
100 items in her cart (it was literally overflowing) pulled in front of
That did NOT help my attitude.
Let’s see if I can create a picture
for you…There was only one open check out lane and cashier.
Customer #1 was just completing her
Customer #2 had at least ¾ of
a cart full of items.
Customer #3 as
mentioned had an overflowing cart.
I was about to set down my one item
and leave the store.
There was no way I
was going to make it to my 10:30 appointment if I had to wait in that long line.
The cashier was beginning to scan the first
item for Customer #2.
Customer #3 (in
front of me) said to Customer #2,
Would you allow this lady to Pass
in front of you?
She only has one
I was amazed.
Not only had she offered to let me Pass
in front of her, but she
petitioned Customer #2 on my behalf as well!
Pretty bold move!
Customer #2 smiled and said,
ed by the cart in front of me and then paused for a moment
before proceeding to pass the next cart.
In those few seconds we three ladies were standing fairly close to each
other and sandwiched between the two shopping carts.
I said something to the effect of “Thank You
for your Act of Random Kindness, I’m sure it will come back to you”.
At that moment I looked down and there was
today’s penny shining brightly between us!
It was a JOY moment shared with two strangers.
Each of the ladies was given a Penny Card as a
remembrance for participating in today’s Penny Find.