Paying it forward -- literally

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So, I am standing at the check-out in Rite-Aid with my mom (our Sunday afternoon ritual) doing my coupon thing, making sure everything comes off right, etc.

When the total finally comes up $23 and change, the woman behind me holds out her credit card and says “I got that.” She then proceeds to add her things and then pay for it all. I was beside myself and thanked her profusely. She said, “I just got back from Afghanistan and want to spread some Christmas cheer.”

She wouldn’t let me leave until I got the receipt with my $10 in Rite-Aid rewards on it. I gave her a big hug and blessed her for her kindness. I got goosebumps then, and have them now, from the unexpected kindness I am glad to see is still in the world.

I will, of course, pay this forward. For all you Bah Humbuggers, I say “God bless us everyone!”

Ruth-Anne Jones

Augusta

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Bizkit
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Bizkit 12/10/12 - 08:59 am
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Smile it's Christmas. Lot's

Smile it's Christmas. Lot's of people are doing similar deeds of goodwill. Tis the season of giving.

etlinks
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etlinks 12/10/12 - 09:08 am
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A great story, yes indeed

A great story, yes indeed Merry Christmas!

faithson
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faithson 12/10/12 - 09:39 am
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random acts of kindness

sure would love to hear more of these stories. gotta love an unexpected kindness.

Jane18
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Jane18 12/10/12 - 09:51 am
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"GOD Bless Us Everyone"

Thank you Ruth-Anne, for being part of your Blessing....................

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Fiat_Lux 12/10/12 - 05:36 pm
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Inasmuch as you have done it unto one...

...you have done it unto Me.

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sassylassie 12/11/12 - 12:56 am
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Amen, Fiat Lux. You brought

Amen, Fiat Lux. You brought tears to my eyes.

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