posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 01:03 PM
Very good story
Its amazing how a simple act of kindness can change a persons day, even thier outlook on life.
Ive seen it first hand many times from a group i belong to call RAK - random acts of kindness.
One instance that sticks out particularly was at a walmart.
I was waiting in line to buy a Bunch of useless junk.nthere was a woman infront of me buying some canned goods and ramen noodles. By her appearance it
was clear she didnt have much money. She also had a bunch of christmas cards amungst her few items. The clerk ran her things threw, and as the bill
went up, she started removing food to pay for the xmas cards. By the time the bill was up, she had 3 xmas cards, a cup of ramen and a can of soup. I
think she was concerned about getting a couple people close to her something of appreciating and was willing to go hungry for it.
She went to pay her tab with a handfull of change.
I said to her, hold on, put the rest of that stuff back, want to pay for it for you.
She looked at me and said are you for real?
I told her yes, i want to pay for it all. Her tab was litterally $10. But to her it might as well of been a million dollars.
She had tears in her eyes and said thank you over and over to me, then gave me a big hug. She said " you are christmas. "
I remember it so clearly because it made me happy to be able to help her.
My father was with me, in town for the holidays and said to me, " Youve become a good man' son."
After being an addict for so long, ive been sober for almost 3 years now.
But for a long time i forgot what it was like to be human.
Being able to give back when i can doesnt erase the things i did before,
but certainly is a good start.