The other day I stopped by the local Dollar Store for something or other. I forget what it was. But then I found Nilla Wafers for only $3 dollars a box so I picked up a couple of boxes.
I got in line behind this eldery lady who had a couple of cans of beans, toilet paper, a six pack of soda, a single Christmas card and a few other things.
When it was the elderly lady’s turn I leaned over and put my Nilla Wafers on the counter with her stuff and instructed the cashier, “Ring all of this together please. I’ve got it.” You would have thought I offered to buy the elderly lady a new car or something. The cashier looked up at me with a smile and winked. The elderly lady… well she was ever so grateful.
That simple act seemed to make such a difference in her day. I think she was even walking taller. I offered to help her to her car but she said she could manage.
Have you ever noticed how many elderly people shop at the dollar store?
Stop in at your local Dollar Store, pick yourself up some cookies and make a difference in someone’s day. But you don’t have to wait until the Christmas season.