Pay it Forward in Reverse
Normally Charley does all the posting but I have to share my PIF experience today. Normally I’m the one in line at a gas station hoping someone forgets a wallet. Today that guy was me. Shortly after meeting with Charley I was rushing back to the office to catch a meeting. No time for lunch today so I hit the gas station for a PowerBar and a V8. (Glad I made healthy choices!) As I get to the register the attendant explains the system for accepting debit cards has gone down. With no cash in hand I asked her if she wanted me to put back the two items. As the conversation continued a girl behind me in line (aprox.16-17) offered to pay for my drink. Normally under no circumstances would I allow this to happen. Yet, in this moment I remembered how amazing it feels to help someone in need and I let her foot the bill.
After I expressed my gratitude and gave her my PIF bracelet and explained how it works. (She needed little explanation, although she hadn’t seen the movie.) You may never read this post but if you do, thanks again for expressing such generosity. Sometimes we forget that all it takes is a little compassion and thoughtfulness to positively impact someones day. Just when I was feeling discouraged about humanities overall distracted state of being you broke through the monotony and helped a stranger.