I walked into the post office to grab a priority mail shipping box and immediately realized I'd forgotten packaging tape. Dang it!
I'd brought the stack of books I needed to mail, but without the tape, I'd have to go home to package and prepare for shipping.
As I stood in line to mail other items, I overheard the lady in front of me share a bit about an act of kindness she was doing for others.
After she finished paying for her shipping, I stepped in the lobby, and mailed my other packages. As I walked out, there she stood putting stamps on her envelopes.
In that moment, I was grateful I didn't have packaging tape. I gave her a copy of The Giving Challenge and shared how I'd overheard that she was working on her own act of kindness. She was surprised and appreciative of the gift.
Sometimes when our plans don't work out, there is a reason why and maybe, just maybe, we can find an opportunity to recognize and acknowledge a fellow giver.
Inspirational Speaker and Award-Winning Author of “The Giving Challenge: 40 Days to a More Generous Life” and "The Gratitude Challenge: 41 Days to a Happier, Healthier, & More Content Life"