Kindness Starts With One®

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Honoring Mom's Lessons

I had something really great happen back in November. I was in 7-11 getting a $2 cup of coffee and I overheard a young lady, holding her son, talking about having to get him something for lunch for school. She was scrambling trying to find something somewhat healthy for her little boy. At that time I had been thinking about my mom because it was her birthday. I thought about some rough times when my sister and I were younger; we struggled financially and she worked as hard as she could to raise us and keep our family alive and happy. The woman was in front of me when I went to check out and when the cashier rang her up, she didn't have enough money to pay for an orange juice and a box of Lunchables, so she went to set them back on the shelf. I stopped her and asked her if I could please pay for her. She thanked me and said, "God bless you!" I did this in honor of my mom.

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