It’s been a while since I have blogged, but I have to shout out my husband for a minute....He will absolutely HATE this by the way! He does not like recognition OR to be put in the spotlight. And I have been quietly watching him do this for a little bit. But I am feeling like it needs to be known and I am beyond proud! We have always believed in #Payitforward. You know how people will pay for the person behind you at a drive-thru? Even when we were strapped, we still would do it when we could. And I would silently pray “please don’t let their bill be over $10”! Maybe you know that feeling, maybe not. It’s the same feeling I used to have when I wasn’t sure if I had bought too much at the grocery store and would pray that my debit card would go through and not be declined. Yep, been there more times than I would like to admit. But God has ALWAYS been there for us NO MATTER WHAT!!
Well, we have been blessed lately and we still like to pay it forward. My sweet husband had a fabulous idea that honestly, I can say I probably never would have thought of. Sometimes I just don’t think very far ahead. LOL He usually tries to keep bottled water and granola bars in his truck to hand to homeless people or “panhandlers". But he recently started purchasing small increment gift cards to hand them for some kind of hot meal. And yes there were some people who were horrible to him on FB for that, because it wasn’t a gourmet/organic meal…But we won’t go there today. :) Anyway, he floored me yet one more time with his compassion when we were at Jimmy John’s and he bought our lunch, then went on to purchase a $100 gift card. I wasn’t really sure who or what that was for, but didn’t really think much about it until he handed the card back to the guy at the register and said “Here you keep it, and buy each person’s lunch that comes in behind me until it runs out”. Needless to say the guy was shocked and maybe just a little confused as was I and then it hit me what he was doing! Paying it forward even when there’s no one behind you in line! I have had those moments were I thought “Man today I was ready to pay it forward but there’s no one behind me”! Genius! LOL
Anyway, he has done this a few more times at drive-thru windows with me in the car, and I am pretty sure he has probably done it other times that I don’t know about, but would never tell me because he doesn’t brag on himself with things like that. This is not a bragging post on us or our blessings, I just wanted everyone to know how amazing and compassionate my sweet hubby can be. Because he doesn’t always come across that way in person or on social media. Ha Ha! And yes marriage is hard and we still have our moments. We are not perfect and never claim to be. But I would like to challenge you, how can you #Payitforward? It doesn’t have to be big. Sometimes the smallest gesture means the most! Have a blessed week friends!
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