Today, I went to the grocery store for milk and bananas.
I was standing in line behind someone who was checking out a medium amount of groceries. Not one of those kill me now amounts. Milk and bananas in one hand and my 3-year-old girl in the other arm.
The woman checking out in front of me asked, “Is that all you’re getting?” Thinking she was going to let me go in front of her I said, “Yeah, but don’t worry about it you’re already halfway finished checking out.”
The women grabbed my milk and bananas, handed them to the cashier and said, “I’ll pay for these so he can get going.”
I could tell she wasn’t going to let me refuse, or slip her any cash, so I thanked her like 20 times and had my daughter say thank you and we went on our way.
I’ve let people checkout in front of me (and pay for their own stuff) when they only have like one or two items. But I’ve never even thought about doing what this next-level-hero-women did!
It surprised me. It put me in a good mood. I won’t forget it for a long, long time.
This week’s challenge is simple: Pay it Forward.
Perhaps you’ve already got someone in mind you can help. Maybe it will be a random situation that pops up this week like my grocery experience.
It doesn’t have to be financially-related. There’s a million different ways to pay it forward that don’t involve cash. Get some ideas from our Community Fund.
When you’ve done the deed, come back and tell us about it.
You better believe I’ll be paying it forward after what just happened to me!
PS: Curious to see how last week’s challenge went? Click here.