Give & Take

Adventist Life

So I’m in line at the store, and the credit card of the woman in front of me is declined: The cashier started taking things out of her bags. I think: WWJD? The woman was only buying a few groceries, so I told her, “Put those back; I got it.”

The cashier stopped cold, and the woman looked at me with her mouth open. I said it again, and she replied, “Wow—I don’t even know you. Thank you.”

I’m not sharing this story for applause. I just want to share how good it felt to me. Sometimes when I do small things for someone unexpectedly, I focus less on my own problems. I know that there have been times in my life I’ve …

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