• Money Monday: A dollar short…

    We’ve all struggled with finances at some point, either in the past or currently. Last week, I spoke to a friend who’s between jobs (unemployed) and hit one of her lowest points: trying to buy a soda and pack of gum at the 99-cent store with her debit card (the only money she had). The card was declined. She was mortified. The woman behind her said to add the two items to her tab. My friend was so ecstatic, she hugged her.

    Have you been in a situation like this – the giving or receiving end?

    It reminded me of my being stranded in a parking garage a few months ago, because it was cash-only and I had no cash. So I sat there, counting out all the change from the bottom of my purse as a long line of cars honked and yelled at me. I reached 60-some cents when I realized that was all I had. The garage attendant let me go. Like my friend, I was grateful.

    How about you?

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  • venu says:Reply
    April 26, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    just today I was at my parent’s convenient store and a guy was $1.25 short. He was super embarrassed and said he’d just come back but the woman behind him insisted on paying the difference! Made everyone’s day 🙂

  • Natalia says:Reply
    April 26, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    That’s great to hear! Love when things like that happen, when people are genuinely nice… 🙂

  • Rebecca says:Reply
    July 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

    This post reminds me of the book 29 Gifts. Have you read it? A woman suffering with MS (Cami Walker) is told by a healer to give 29 gifts in 29 days. The book is about her reluctance to do so and what happens when she gives in.

    There’s now a web site where thousands have gone to log their tales of giving a gift a day for 29 days.

    Btw – the gifts don’t have to cost money. A compliment, a phone call to a friend, a thank you note – but they have to be consciously given, and you have to jot down each day what you do. Then watch the amazing things that come to you.

    Love reading your tales:)