So I decided to go grocery shopping with all 3 kids after school today to get the fixings for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was going really well; I had a pretty good attitude and this one sample guy gave us a taste of breaded pork something with yum, cranberry/horseradish dipping sauce. Wow, it was good. Kids had free cookies, and there was an eggnog guy, too. The kids were behaving fine and I wasn't stressed out.
Anyway I was going back and forth across the whole store looking for things and a man sort of stopped me, put something in my hand and said, "Happy Thanksgiving." I looked down quickly and saw that it said "Happy Thanksgiving" and in the space for dollar amount, "$50". I turned and looked at him and said thank you, then told the boys what it was. I couldn't believe it. I had a lot of thoughts running through my head while I looked for the dang french onions and sweetened condensed milk, like "we don't need this, why me? I can't believe this." I did decide to go back to the hotwheels over by the dairy section and let Jacob pick out a $1 car to buy.
We got up to the checkout and my total was $54. I had thought about buying some of the food pantry (Harvesters) coupons that our store has so you can donate money. I went ahead and bought $20 of those since my groceries were pretty much paid for.
The cashier told me that I was the third person who had come through her line with a $50 gift card and that all 3 had been women with kids. Isn't that sweet? Makes me wonder about what kind of person does something like this. I need to figure out how I'm going to go ahead and pay forward the rest of the dollar amount I was given today. Or more.
I'm thankful for generous people who do crazy, random, acts of kindness and make me think about the goodness of people.