The other day I was shopping for some necessities at wally world. Yes I shop there when that's the least expensive place I can get something. I don't like to but I've learned to do what I have to do to survive. I'm sure many if not most people in America shop there because they must. Times are tough for too many folks. I knew I had only a certain amount of money in my wallet. I've been shopping with cash for some time. I don't like using a debit card or credit card unless I absolutely have to.
When I got to the cash register I told the clerk I wasn't sure if I had enough money with me; alerting her I might put something aside. She said she understood. I knew she'd probably heard the same thing from so many folks, those out of work with no job prospects, those scrimping to get by, some with children to feed. Knowing the wages at wally world I thought she probably had to scrimp to get by.
As it turned out I was 25 cents short after emptying my wallet and coin purse. I was about to reach in the cart and set aside one bag of kitty litter when she reached in her own pocket and took out 25 cents and said, "Here, I have it, no problem". I felt guilty since now I have the money to buy what I need; but not long ago I didn't. I said "I owe you 25 cents". She said "Don't worry about it, just pass along the kindness". I'm sure this happened to me as a reminder to pass along the kindness. As I walked to my car I had to stiffle my tears at the kindess shown to me by a clerk at wally world. I'm looking forward to being able to pass along the kindness to someone else. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.