I just was at Whole Foods buying a salad. The young woman in front of me discovered she didn’t have cash to pay for lunch. “Go on,” I heard my late daughter whisper in my ear. “Do the right thing, Mom.” She would have to run to her car, the young woman said to the cashier, and then would have no time to actually EAT her lunch. So I paid for it. It was the best $5 I’ve spent in a long time when her eyes lit up and she said, “You’ve just restored my faith in humanity!”
POSTSCRIPT: An hour later I found myself buying a coffee … from this very same young woman! “No problem,” she homepage said when I pulled out my wallet to pay. “I’ve got it.” So I accepted with grace. Lesson in being a good human learned!