Wednesday, December 28, 2011

He actually came back

I have to report that the young man (that I was pretty sure had taken my money and would never come back,) showed up on Fri. the 23rd of Dec.  The story if you didn't catch it a couple weeks ago is that this guy came in with some pretty crappy books that he wanted to sell because he needed money for cigarettes.  I really didn't want the books but felt sorry for him so I offered him $5 for them but he said he had to have $10 and if I could give it to him he would come back that next Sat. and pay me the $5 back.  Well I was a softy and gave him the $10 and figured I would never see him again.  Sat. came and went.  Then last Fri he popped in and told me he was sorry for being late but he wanted me to know he was a man of his word and he had the $5 in his hand.  I told him I wanted him to keep it and wished him a Merry Christmas.  He still didn't have a job, but had the possibility of one to start after Christmas.  I wish him the best.  Its got to be tough to be alone in the world, no home, no car, no job. 
We all need to count our blessings and be thankful for what we have. 
I have a blog site to share that I found his last post to be very eye opening  Hope you might check it out.
Happy New Year and be sure to count your blessings,  you have more than you realize!

1 comment:

  1. So pleased to hear that the young guy came back to pay you the $5. Also VERY cool that you "gifted" him with it right back, too. You are a very kind and generous person.