Today I stumbled across this short story about The Man at the Market. It made me realize that all of the little things that I may have wanted but not needed could have gone towards a better cause. I LOVE when my boyfriend gets me flowers, but is there a better cause that money could be going towards? This story opened my eyes a little bit more to the possibilities that are out there and the people that we could be helping. This is another great example of how we can be paying it forward.
Enjoy this short story about the man at the market…
The Man at the Market
When the supermarket clerk tallied up my groceries, I was $12 over what I had on me. I began to remove items from the bags, when another shopper handed me a $20 bill. “Please don’t put yourself out,” I told him. “Let me tell you a story,” he said. “My mother is in the hospital with cancer. I visit her every day and bring her flowers. I went this morning, and she got mad at me for spending my money on more flowers. She demanded that I do something else with that money. So, here, please accept this. It is my mother’s flowers.” – Leslie Wagner, Peel, Arkansas.
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