It was a cold winter day when my friend Wendy and I were walking down an open market when I spotted my favorite donut place. I told Wendy we should go, she said sure but she won’t buy anything because she was trying to save money.
Right outside the donut place, a homeless person asked for some change. We apologized saying we had none and walked in. I bought my donut and turned to notice Wendy had bought food and coffee. I remarked, “you couldn’t resist?” She just smiled, walked out of the store and handed the man the food without waiting for a thank you.
Her simple gesture was life changing for me, not only did she show a stranger kindness but she taught me how to be kind, too. I was stunned, she was trying to save money and had not spent a penny on herself but bought a stranger $3 worth of food. It might not seem a big amount but I knew it was for her.
From that day forth whenever I don’t have change, I always buy a bagel and cream cheese from the coffee shop I’m visiting it’s $1.50 worth of investment that feeds someone.
Simple acts might have a bigger impact on just the viewer’s life.