Her Daughter Was Fired Right After She Got Promoted. But She Is Stunned When A Man Approached Her At The Checkout Counter.
When she came back out, she gave him the food. She also went over to her car and got out a coat and gave it to him.
She then went back in to the store to do her shopping.
She carefully went through the store checking off each item on her list and adding everything up so she did not go over the total dollar amount she had in cash. As she proceeded to the check-out lane and was getting ready to cash out the gentleman behind her in line told her he was going to pay for her groceries.
She was completely caught off guard.
He told her he had seen her act of generosity and kindness to the man in front of the store and he wanted to pay it forward by buying her groceries. He insisted and paid for everything.
This is the America I choose.
Where we craft lives of service toward each other with simple acts of grace and dignity. A meal and a warm coat. An acknowledgment of a kindness.
In the rumble of our differences there are all manner of similarities, all manner of commonalities.
All we have to do is show up and pay attention. We only lose if we give up. This is the America I choose, not red or blue but a rainbow of possibility.