Generosity as Kindness

Wow…it is amazing how opportunities for kindness are anywhere and everywhere. Today I went to the bank to deposit my paycheck (the one I thought I wouldn’t get untiil Tuesday since I get paid on the last day of the month and there is a holiday to account for). As I stood in line, waiting for my turn, I couldn’t help but overhear another woman in line. She was trying to deposit some money and take some out at the same time. However, her account had been in an overdraft status for so long bank rules wouldn’t allow her to take money out.

I heard a voice say to give this woman $100…now mind you, that is a real stretch for me AND I had declared I was living in abundance. And here it was, my opportunity to live up to that intention. I chose to give this woman, who was going through a divorce and had a small child too, the $100. When she said I must be an angel, I said “no, a divorced mom who raised 5 small boys and knows what it is like to go to the bank and have no money”.

She asked for my name and, although I gave her my card, it was so she could call me if you needed me, or needed help. Not because I wanted anyone to know. Because, you see, it was a kindness to me to do this…it was a reminder to me to live in abundance, knowing all would be perfect.

Anonymous, California

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