- Aug 14, 2012
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Ok, so this one I kind of want to be an anti rubber room thread. Every morning I wake up , I make a pot of coffee and read through the news world, national and local and it makes my heart hurt. All too often we are reading about all the ugliness that is happening in the world, and I refuse to leave the table and punch in to leave for work until I find something positive in the news to read about. I am a big believer in be the change you want to see and the "pay it forward mentality. Would anyone else be interested in a thread where we post good deeds that we have done for a stranger or a stranger has done for us? Not posting for praise but to maybe show has been done to inspire and give ideas of things we do for others to make the world a better brighter place. For instance, last week I was servicing an account, it is a dept store and grocery store that EVERYONE has in their town. My wife Nell asked me to pick up a few things for the house and dinner before I left as it was my last stop of the day. I am in line behind a young couple , early 20s. They had their infant child with them and a check out belt full of honest to goodness groceries, meat, fruit, juice, soda formula , diapers, wipes and a few outfits. Their card keeps getting rejected and they are in shock as they had just been paid a few days before. The young man was trying to keep it together ( he was embarrassed) and she jumped on her phone to check online banking I guess. Turns out their electric bill and car insurance that wasn't supposed to get pulled from their account till later in the month was unexpectedly pulled from their account early ( we have all been there once or twice). Both of them combined had maybe 20 bucks in their pockets. They say ok we will take the diapers and formula . At this time I pipe up and say no you won't, you're going to take it all and I swipe my card paying for it. The young girl in tears thanks me and gives me a hug, then the young man with a tear running down his face gave me a hug and thanked me. They tried to give me the cash that they had but I refused. Told them to keep it for gas in the car. I remember what it was like just starting out and having a little one, it wasn't easy at all. This instance was an opportunity for me to give back to the world and help make it a brighter place if only it was brighter for a young couple starting out. Would anyone else be interested or willing to post a good deed they did for someone?