Day #1-I bought a banana at the store and carried it around in my bag, waiting for God to lead me to someone who was hungry. As I was heading to work I saw someone who was looking for change in the parking meter. He was obviously homeless, so I crossed the street and asked if he wanted a banana. He took it and walked off. I watched him for a minute while I waited for the light. He went to the end of the block and devoured the banana. It was so good to see a true need fulfilled.
Day #2-I was at a bagel place and I wanted to buy someone's bagel, but I couldn't figure out how to do it best. I sat down with my son and watched the people go through the line. A lot of people were ordering several things, way out of my budget to cover, and then I had an idea. When the line died down I went up to the cashier and gave her some money. I said, "I want to buy the next person's bagel." She responded, "Huh?" I almost laughed, but just repeated myself. She said, "Wow! That is SO nice! I am going to have to tell everyone here" Then I went and sat back down and waited for some friends who were meeting me. A few minutes later a sweet, old lady, who was dining by herself went to order her breakfast. I heard the cashier say, "someone already bought your bagel." The look on her face was priceless! She seemed to glow...she wanted to know who...but the cashier said, "it is a secret, just someone wanting to do something nice" I watched her as she ate her bagel. She had a little smirk on her face the whole time. The best thing about this gift was that I made several people smile. The lady, of course, but the cashier enjoyed giving that gift just as much as I did. Plus, the whole staff heard the story...hopefully that story will spread to more of Jesus walking among us.
Day #3-I was at the grocery store and it was raining (of course I am in the Northwest...so what else would I expect?) I took some extra time to put my cart away and also another persons cart. A simple thing, but I am sure the person who rounds those carts up will appreciate a few more carts in their rightful place.