Late last night we went to have dinner at Olive Garden and the service/food was just terrible for whatever reason (usually they are great) anyway the manager comped us and gave me a $50 gift card! to come back so as we left and were pulling out of the drive way I saw a man holding a sign "Out of work dad, need help feeding family" I told the hubby to go to the ATM machine so I could get cash and by the time we did that and came back he was gone.
I usually only give money when I feel compelled to, it's something I usually will feel and I FELT HIS PAIN. He had a look I could NOT get out of my head and I felt TERRIBLE that we missed him and had a hard time sleeping thinking of him on that corner.
Today I went back to the same shopping center and was rushing buying gifts that I had forgot all about that man and as I started to pull out of the driveway I saw him! so I turned the corner (on a busy street) parked the car and ran out in my heels after him. I told him how much I though of him yesterday and how terrible I felt and handed him the cash I taken out and the $50 gift card that we were gifted the night before. His eyes were filled with tears and he thanked me.
My heart was happy and sad at the same time wishing I could fix whatever had happen to him but I left feeling blessed and thankful for my life.