Friday morning, Melanie took her children to the Dollar Tree so they could shop. The girls love planning and buying gifts for others. Nathan and Melanie have done an incredible job of cultivating a giving heart, an example set just by how they live.
As Melanie and crew stood in line, each one with their purchases separated, Melanie helped Tina count out her money. Suddenly, the man behind them said, “I’ll take care of hers.”
For a moment, Christina didn’t realize what this meant, and Melanie explained that the man was buying her gifts for her. Tina thanked the man very much, and Melanie told him that what he’d done was a lifetime lesson for her children. The man had only stopped in for a few items, and he paid triple what he had begun with to bless a child in a way she’ll forever remember. What an overwhelming example. This touched me deeply. Simple acts of kindness have far-reaching impact.
“… It is more blessed to give than to receive.”