My co-worker and friend is someone who gives until it hurts, donates her time and money to a good cause, and buys things from other people’s children’s fundraisers even though her kids are grown and she doesn’t need anything. I don’t even do that and I have kids!
We jump-started her car battery one night after work, and I picked her up for work the next day from the car place. She was getting her battery replaced. I knew I was getting the $20 card, so I thought of applying that toward her bill. Then, an even bigger idea occurred to me: I would pay her whole bill. I called the car place with my card number and asked them to keep it anonymous…tell her “Merry Christmas” when she went to pay the bill. I would never have done that without this card prompting me to think about giving to someone else.