Birthday Blessings – by Jay Westrom

Kindness Blog

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I recently stopped at a convenience store for coffee and a breakfast sandwich.

As I was walking in, I remembered it was March 17th and my deceased mother’s birthday, so I said a little prayer to myself, wishing her a happy birthday, among other things.

As I got to the counter, the clerk told me that my purchase had already been paid for by the woman who had been ahead of me.

I caught up to her outside the store, thanked her for her kindness and asked her what possessed her to do such a generous deed.

She said, ” I don’t know, when I got up to the counter a feeling came over me to just do it. I’ve never done that before, but it felt nice and so I’ll probably do it again.”

I thanked her again and promised to pay it forward.

Then said to myself, “Thanks…

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