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  • Learning to pay it forward can come naturally

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    5 posts, 5 voices, 1101 views, started Mar 19, 2011

    Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2011 by Cheekymonkey

    • heart As I am here at the mall with Mellisa , patiently waiting as she is trying on new jeans I might add. I am about to share something that happened about an hour ago.
      I stopped for gas on our way here and of course I muttered about the cost of gas. Mellisa was obsorbed in her 17 magazine or so I thought.
      After I was finished she turned to me and asked about how hard it must be for some family’s to go anywhere if gas is so high. I told her yes probally not even thinking about it because I was running through my to do list, you know the one that leaves you no time on a Saturday .
      Mellisa cleared her throat loudly to get my attention I look at her with I’m sure was impatience... She says quietly mom maybe they need help. Who??? I scan the gas station. And my eyes rested on one car imperticular. Not that you should judge a book by it’s cover but I’m gonna go with my daughter on that one. That’s all I say on that.
      The light clicks in my head about our conversation regarding “paying it forward in small ways too”
      Mellisa hands me ten dollars of her shopping money. With out a word I know what she wants and all of a sudden my to do list isn’t important any longer.
      Out of the car I go and back into the gas station where I put her ten on the pump they were just starting to get their gas. I asked the attendant that was next to cashier to go inform them there was extra ten dollars of gas coming to them but not draw attention as to where it came from.
      With this and feeling very proud I got inspired and purchased 5 ten dollar has cards and as I left I gave them to 3 people which left 2 for mellisa to give.
      The next two got a surprise from my daughter.
      Blushing she gets back in car and we head on our way.
      Feeling so much pride I am singing along with the radio when mellisa looks at me and with all sincerity says mom I might need to borrow ten dollars,
      I couldn’t help but laugh. So, we still have a little ways to go with the whole understanding of paying it forward but then again fourteen and new jeans are an important issue!!!
      She has done alot of kind acts so yes I’ll give her ten dollars as I count it as paying it forward to her!
      She slowed my roll today and I am glad lol

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