Last week I was at the local Dollar Store picking up some household supplies. When I got to the checkout line I was greeted by the cashier. The cashier was an older lady, well-aged, missing several teeth, and extremely talkative. I had seen her many times before. She was always really nice to people.
So last week I was at the front of the checkout line and the teller starts talking to me. I smiled and chatted with her a bit.
“Do you have a lot of things to do today?” She asked.
“Yes.” I replied. “I have to go to the Post Office to mail some packages off.”
“Really? Maybe you can pick me up some stamps because I have some letters to mail. Maybe you can pick some stamps up for me?”
Initially I thought the lady was joking but she stood there silently waiting for me to answer. Then it occurred to me that I had a book of stamps tucked away in my wallet.
“Hold on,” I replied. “Let me see. I think I have some stamps on me.”
I fidgeted with my wallet for a few seconds in search of the stamps.
“Here they are!” I exclaimed.
I handed the book of stamps to the cashier and her face lit up like a 5,000 watt light bulb!
“You mean to tell me you are giving me these stamps?!” The lady asked with excitement.
“Sure.” I answered. “Now you can mail those letters off.”
“Oh thank you! That is so nice of you! Now I can mail off my bills!”
The lady was very happy and I was happy to help.
When I got to my car I realized that one of the most powerful means of feeling happiness is to give to others.
We should all look for opportunities to give love to others even if that love manifests as a book of stamps given to a cashier at the Dollar Store.
Copyright (c) 2011 Lenon Honor