This morning, I was the recipient of two very thoughtful and generous acts of kindness. Both were very unexpected. It is days like this that I am reminded of the goodness in others. I am reminded that it is in the simplest of gestures that I tend to find the greatest treasure. I am reminded of how God uses each of us to show His presence, His love, His grace, and His mercy everyday.
I attended morning Mass at my children's school. It was the 2nd Grade Class Mass and Honey Bunches read one of the Prayers of the Faithful. After Mass, I was flagged down by the dad of one of Honey's classmates. He said he noticed that I have been driving the last few weeks with a burnt-out headlight. In his hand he was carrying a new headlight. He changed it for me - right on the spot. I asked, "Can I please pay you something?" He said, "No. I just ask that you pray for me and that my business will pick up."
Before returning home, I stopped by the grocery store to pick up some apples. As the cashier rang up my order, I was .20 short. I had no change because I had just cleaned out my wallet and put all my spare change in the kids piggy banks. So I asked the cashier to take a few apples out to bring the price down. She said, "No, no. I want you to have these apples." She dug in her own pocket and payed the difference.
I am so greatly touched by the genuine thoughtfulness of these two individuals. I am humbled and I am blessed. Now, I pay it forward. What do you have planned today? Be vigilant on opportunities to be Christ to someone. Let His light and His love shine!