Kindness Daily: A Secret Handshake Puts It Right

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A Secret Handshake Puts It Right February 7, 2012 – Posted by hasifa
Yesterday was my step-mom’s birthday. I haven’t been home in a long time so I wanted to stop by the house to see her on this special day.

I have been struggling financially so I was dreading the long trip. Gas is so expensive nowadays! Anyway, I filled my tank with gas and set off.

I stopped at the shopping mall and found a present. It was the perfect gift and I knew she would love it. But when I got to the cashier my card was declined! I did not have enough money in my account to pay for the gift!

So I pondered the issue for a few minutes. I could put it back and get something cheaper, but I knew there was nothing else in the store she would have liked as much. So, I got on my smart-phone and transferred some money from my savings account so I was able to pay for the gift. It took a big chunk of my savings but I wanted her to have something special.

She loved the gift and I felt that even though I had spent almost all my money my step mom deserved the best and I was glad I gave her the best that I could.

Before leaving my parents’ house my dad took me to one side and, with our secret handshake, he gave me some money. I had not said anything to him about my finances but I guess dad’s just know. When I got to the car, I saw the amount he gave me was three times what I had spent on the gas and the gift!

It goes to show that doing the right thing always comes with great rewards.

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