Thank you for the reminder and for sharing.
This is a discussion on Pay it forward a story i never told within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; This is a true story that started a few of months ago while on a motorcycle vacation in PA . We were finished our ride ...
This is a true story that started a few of months ago while on a motorcycle vacation in PA . We were finished our ride for the day and staying in a hotel and a Pizza Hut next door . We decided to walk over a grab something to eat .
We ordered our food and were waiting and three people came in , i am assuming a Father , Mother , and their special needs son . I overheard it was the young mans Birthday and they were making the day special for him . So when i ride it is so theraputic and it gives me so much time to reflect on my life and how lucky and blessed i am and a day or two before i won a fair amount of money at a casino in the Poconos .
So i am sitting at Pizza hut thinking and i say to my wife i want to buy dinner for these folks as it reminded me so much on my life . So i go to our waitress and give her more then enough money and cover food and tip . Now today at a Macaroni Grill someone bought me and my family lunch . It was a wonderful feeling that someone would give my family a blessing as well .
And also for some strange good reason my son's Ipad has gone back to working and now he is able to talk and use this device . I think in life things are bigger then all of us and a higher power is in force .
And in closing i will buy dinner for other folks in the near future as i know the feeling it gives to share your blessings . Merry Christmas to everyone and may your families be blessed .
Thank you for the reminder and for sharing.
Getting old was not on my list of "things to do" in the Golden Years!
Talking to each other here is good, but taking action is better.
Imagine in this day and age treating each other as we wish to be treated. Good Job and may next year have good times in it.
A timely reminder of a timeless truth; thank you!
An act of kindness like that can affect someone, in a positive way, for the rest of their lives
Helpful hints on pushing back and strengthening the 2A:
Now that I'm getting older I can afford to do more than my body will allow. I find I get more out of helping others than doing for myself. I taught as a volunteer, skiing and snowboarding for 15 years. The kids I taught were elementary age. Recently a twentysomething couple stopped me in the store to ask if Id still be teaching when there kids got there! Its nice to know you are remembered. DR
What comes around goes around. Karma is a 2 way street.
"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."
"People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous." - Edmund Burke 10-08-1777
"Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea." ~John Gunther
Not much can be added to the story. Great job.
Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.
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There are still good people in this world, although sometimes they are hard to find.. Nice thing you did.
"The time is now near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves."
------------------------------------— George Washington 1776
Gun free zones
are safe havens-
A lady two ahead of me at the grocery store was holding up the line because she had to keep removing things she couldn't afford when she was checking out. She was only trying to buy enough to feed her family of four for that evening. (about $40). The guy in front of me said to the lady, the cashier and the bagger, "Merry Christmas, here's the $40, and bag it up." There really are some good souls out there.
"If you make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot."
Welder, what comes around goes around. I am glad that what you sewed, you reaped...Good show...
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
And Shepards we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee,
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, So that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command,
And we shall flow a river forth to Thee, And teeming with souls shall it ever be,
You said....."i will buy dinner for other folks in the near future as i know the feeling it gives to share your blessings"
I will be at the local steakhouse this Friday,see you there! and thanks! in advance.
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Served in U.S.A.F.(jet engine mechanic)
Don't Leave Home Without It!