Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pay It Forward

I just got back from the grocery store. At the checkout counter, the customer behind me came and stood at my side and said, "Could I have the honor of paying for your groceries today?"

I smile and say, "You don't need to do that."

"But I want to," she says.

I agree and my eyes start to tear up. My cashier is a sweet middle-aged lady from Eastern Europe. Overhearing our conversation, she looks at me over her reading glasses and says, "Let me tell you something. This is why I came to this country."

I'm standing there looking at the items being scanned...diapers and of the more expensive grocery visits of the month.

The lady behind me comes over again and puts her hand on my shoulder and says, "I've had two miracles in the past two days. My husband has been declared cancer free and so has my friend. I just want to pay this forward."

I'm just reminded again how aware God is of our needs. There is no end to His faithfulness!!!


  1. This brings tears to my eyes. Amazing! God bless that lady!

  2. Wow amazing God we have, really!Praise Him!!!!!

  3. Wow! That is so amazing!

  4. Always "God is Kind, Faithful and True"

  5. I Love it!!!!

  6. *sigh* I wasn't going to cry when I started to read it but just couldn't help it. So awesome, so amazing and such a gentle reminder of how I can look for ways to pay it forward, too. Love it!

  7. WOW, that is so neat!!! My husband and I were so touched to hear this story!



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