Good deeds

This is still on my mind, so I thought I’d share an experience I had yesterday…

I was buying coffee in Kensington; a man came in to buy some candy. He commented that he was going to be nickel and diming [the cashier], today, to which she responded that it was fine.

I leaned over to him and asked if I could buy him something. He stated that he wouldn’t say no. So I bought him what he would normally buy, and he said he’d just add it to what he was going to buy anyway.

I was feeling particularly low yesterday and needed to do something for someone so I could feel at least a little human… They both made a big deal of it, but it only cost me $2.

But they both made such a big deal out of it… and it made me think about how that sort of thing probably just doesn’t happen enough. Mind you, that was the first opportunity I had to do something like that.

I wanted to share the story because I still can’t get over what a big deal they made of it. I’m not saying I think it should become a practice so common that we don’t even blink an eye, but the kind of praise I got from them for it was certainly more than I thought was warranted.

Feels for Deedee

Okay, so it was done by a bank who filmed and produced this video for publicity but I still cried when I watched the video. Many of us have had to go through a tough loss1, and it would be so easy to want to give up and let it all go to waste. It takes a lot of courage to pick yourself up, and to want to be an example for other people. She may not have been doing anything remarkable, in the grand scheme of things, but I totally think she deserves this kind of joy. Let’s face it, we all do.

Originally found over on Pay It Forward, watch Deedee from New Hampshire get all that she deserves2:

What have you done for someone else lately?

Footnotes:
  1. in one way or another[]
  2. and so much more![]