Today for the first time since July...I drove all alone to the supermarket. I decided to get a trolley to lean on...but then found that I didn't have a euro to release the chain. So I went up to a lady who was unloading her trolley... and asked her if she could change my two 50 cent pieces for a euro...I then noticed that she had an orange token in her trolley slot. She rattled off something in French...(far too fast for me to fully understand)...however the gist of it was that I could have her trolley...complete with orange token. I thanked her profusely...and waddled off.
As I was approaching the store I saw a young French lady struggling under the weight of four large shopping bags... trying to walk back to her car...so I approached her and asked in my best schoolgirl Franglaise... if she would like to borrow my trolley to carry her bags back to her car...I told her that I'd wait where I was until she returned. She was really grateful...and filled my trolley as I quickly grabbed my stick out of it...before it got buried beneath her numerous purchases. She thanked me in perfect English...and walked off. Having filled her car she returned with my trolley...her face full of smiles... thanked me yet again...and shook my hand. She seemed really touched that I should have helped her.
As I waddled off to continue my shopping spree...I thought that it was a perfect example of ...paying it forward...some one helped me...and I was able to help some one else...and I also got given a nice orange token to keep in my purse for next time....MAGIC!!
Love is seeing a need and filling it...(pst pass it forward)