A beautiful reason to be thankful

I would like to take a moment to be thankful: we have so very, very much to be thankful for: where we live, our health, our families

Dear Editor,

I would like to take a moment to be thankful: we have so very, very much to be thankful for: where we live, our health, our families, those we are related to and those we are not!

But right now I want to share a small thanksgiving story, a true story that happened to me, this last thanksgiving weekend.

On Saturday, I was dashing around, doing the last minute things, one of which was getting the groceries I forgot the first trip around.

As I went to use my interac, it wouldn’t function. I tried three times and the line up behind me grew.

So I pulled out my charge card, a little flustered. The pin was not correct. I tried a different pin, still not right.  Totally at a loss, I told the teller to put my groceries aside, I would go home and get cash.

That’s when an amazing thing happened: A total stranger, in my mind angel, said. “No, put it with mine … I’ll get it.”

I protested, I would be right back.

But she very calmly said, “You are busy, it’s a busy time of year and you would have to go all the way home and come back. It’s thanksgiving. I will get this. Just pay it forward.”

With a smile to melt your heart, we shared a hug and my already pretty awesome thanksgiving gotten times better.

Thank you, whoever you are, and I will pay it forward.

Shelley MacGregor