Thursday, October 14, 2010

How sweet the sound

Sometimes everything comes together to create a moment that's perfect. Today, I had one of those moments walking back from lunch. I saw my McDonald's Man, asking for change on Wacker Drive. I haven't seen him in a while, so I was happy to find him good spirits. So happy that I added a hot apple pie to my order. I gave him the pie and some change and, per usual, he told me that "my kindness will not soon be forgotten."

It was then I heard a street musician on clarinet begin to play "Amazing Grace."

Yes, I am saved. And the only meaningful way to show my gratitude for His Grace is to pay it forward when I can. My simple act gave me such a complete, contented feeling.


  1. You're a good person, Gal.

  2. I'm glad your man seems well. I did a random act of kindness just today. I should blog about it.

  3. Sometimes I stop at a McD's on my way to work for a couple of McGriddles sammiches. And sometimes one of the Sergeants from the recruiting offices is there at the same time, getting breakfast for the crew.

    They never want to accept, but I insist on buying them breakfast when our paths intersect. It's not the same as purchasing a meal for a homeless person, but it still feels like the right thing to do.


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