I said, "Of course!"
So she's now ahead of me and I'm watching her fumbling around in her wallet for her credit card. She looks up at me, (most everybody does), and says, "Oh well, it doesn't matter anyway, I didn't bring the right card, (she only had a Costco card), and I don't have any cash."
I replied, "No problem, they're on me; I'll buy them." Looking stunned, she said, "Are you sure?" I said, "Sure, this is what life's all about," (or something equally profound, har har), and then I proceeded to tell her how, long ago when I was experiencing a moment of total distraction, I had given the cashier my library card to pay for my purchases......
For me, the message, the moral, whatever you want to call it, was a moment of connection with a stranger, sharing a story and laughing, not feeling embarrassed and not walking away 'empty-handed or 'empty-hearted'.
So with that said, practicing random acts of kindness lightens our daily load--brightens all of our spirits, and the ripple effect is awesome!
I want that ripple effect to continue with my massage practice. I am aware of this every time I provide a treatment for a client. If my treatments have helped you, please tell a friend!