Daily Archives: August 26, 2018

25 cents

I’m at Aldi, stocking up on some essentials (sweet peppers, green onions, shredded cheese, ghee . . . stuff like that).

$55 and change later, I load the two bags of groceries into the trunk of my car.

And I turn around to see a woman just close enough that I ask her if she’d like my cart, and don’t worry about the 25 cents.

I swear that she goes moist-eyed on the spot.

“This is the first time today that anything nice has happened to me. I guess the day is going to be okay after all.”

Sometimes all it takes is 25 cents to make a difference.

That and a smile, and a kind gesture.