Yesterday my mom texted that her car wouldn’t start & she needed help.
Thankfully my schedule is pretty flexible so I was able to go.
When I got there, she told me 2 short stories that lifted my spirits.
While waiting for me to respond, she had texted, what she thought was my wife Corene’s, cell phone.
Because Corene changed phones years ago, the text went to stranger.
The stranger responded,
“I don’t know who this is or who you’re trying to reach, but I’m happy to help nonetheless.
What can I do?”
A total stranger, offering to help someone in a random and accidental text message?
My mom told the lady not to worry about it and got this reply,
“Ok, well Merry Christmas!” 🙂
As my mom continued to wait, a man showed up and tried to help her get her car started.
After a few minutes of unsuccessful tries, the man asks my mom if he could borrow some money.
“What for?” my mom asks.
“Because I’m trying to buy a few clothes at this thrift store.” he replied.
My mom said the man looked like he was pretty down on his luck so she opened up her purse, pulled out a $20 bill and gave it to him.
The guy then tried to get my mom’s phone number so he could pay her back sometime and she said,
“Don’t worry about it. Merry Christmas.”
As my mom told me the story she said that giving the man that $20 really made her feel good inside.
When I dropped her off at home, of course she invited me in for cookies and hot coco. 🙂
As I ate the goodies that warmed my tummy, I couldn’t help but reflect on the spiritual goodies that had just warmed my heart.
I was reminded of the goodness of people and thankful that this goodness tends to be even more highlighted during the holiday season.
Napoleon Hill once wrote, “If money is all you have in your pay envelope at the end of the week, you have been grossly underpaid.”
May we all endeavor to fill our ‘accounts’ with something extra special, this holiday season.