A Random Act of Kindness

This past weekend I was out grocery shopping when a wonderful random act of kindness occurred. I was waiting in line to pay for my groceries and the lady in front of me was just finishing up checking out. The cashier said to her that because she had spent a certain amount, she was entitled to a free turkey. The lady said thanks, but that she already had her turkey ordered and didn’t need one. She then turned to me and asked if I wanted it. I was about to say no, (clearly I was having a duh moment) when I remembered where I work.

I said that it would be great and explained that I work for a non-profit that helps homeless youth. I told her I would take the turkey and donate it for her and that we could really use it especially with thanksgiving coming up. She was delighted and asked where I work and I told her Covenant House Vancouver. She knew who we were and what we did and had even donated to us before. I thanked her and we both left the grocery store feeling great. It is amazing what can happen when we act with kindness.

A big thank you to that wonderful lady, I know our youth will enjoy eating that turkey!

This past weekend I was out grocery shopping when a wonderful random act of kindness occurred. I was waiting in line to pay for my groceries and the lady in front of me was just finishing up checking out. The cashier said to her that because she had spent a certain amount, she was entitled to a free turkey. The lady said thanks, but that she already had her turkey ordered and didn’t need one. She then turned to me and asked if I wanted it. I was about to say no, (clearly I was having a duh moment) when I remembered where I work.

I said that it would be great and explained that I work for a non-profit that helps homeless youth. I told her I would take the turkey and donate it for her and that we could really use it especially with thanksgiving coming up. She was delighted and asked where I work and I told her Covenant House Vancouver. She knew who we were and what we did and had even donated to us before. I thanked her and we both left the grocery store feeling great. It is amazing what can happen when we act with kindness.

A big thank you to that wonderful lady, I know our youth will enjoy eating that turkey!