Now a situation like this could very easily harden someone's heart. However, it didn't harden hers. We found this out in a big way after she left.
When the door was unlocked and the line moved into the Post Office, we patiently waited our turn to mail off the last of our orders for Winter Goddess Foods goodies. When it was our turn, Rick, the postal worker we have come to know well, told us he "had something" for us. It turns out the same woman who told the story gave Rick two $10 bills, and said to please use one for each of the next two customers in line to help pay their bill. This same woman who had been treated so badly by a thoughtless person, did not lose her generous spirit. She passed along a kindness that touch us deeply. Interestingly enough, Rick told us that her first name happens to be "Charity."
What a wonderful gesture! Terry and I definitely plan on passing this generosity forward, to bless someone else's life, like she blessed ours!
This encounter was a gentle reminder that a small act of kindness is a most precious thing.
Terry and I wish you all a most safe and peaceful holiday season. Let's all remember that it's always the season for kindness.