Yesterday I ran over to Kohl's to pick up a set of flannel sheet for Ms. Emily's bed. Bless her heart, the girl is always cold. Her bedroom is in the basement, which probably doesn't help. The flannel sheet were on clearance, so I picked her up a set. Of course, sheet sets are all the way in the back of the store, so I had a lot of time to look around at all the other merchandise as I made my way to the checkout lady. I spied a cute pair of pajamas that I knew would be perfect for this weekend's women's retreat. Then I saw an amazing dress that I could wear when I teach. I scooped up my treasures and headed over to check out. I stood in line behind a friendly elderly gentleman, who was obviously a regular at the Neenah Kohl's; he called out a hearty hello to all of the cashiers by name. As I was getting ready to pay I realized I didn't have any of my coupons with me. I consider it a huge "no-no" to shop at Kohl's without a coupon. Everything I picked out was on sale, but a coupon would have made it all an even better deal. Guess what! The friendly elderly gentleman offered me his 30% off coupon. I may or may not have done a little happy dance. He told me that he was happy to help out, that we're all one big family and we need to look out for each other. With his coupon the grand total of my items was $65. I was pretty giddy.
I've been thinking a lot about that man since yesterday. I'm bummed that I didn't give him a hug. I think he would have liked it. Next time, for sure.
I love kindness. Kindness is the best, isn't it?