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Once again, I am struggling until payday. I had $2 to my name and needed gas. Gas here is ridiculous, we're talking upwards of $4.50/gallon. I went to the gas station and told the attendant to put in $2. He looked at me, smiled, and put in $5. :redpinkhe. I asked him what he was doing and he said to me, "It's OK. One day you will help me." You bet I will.

There are some kind people out there. This guy is one of them :redbeathe I cannot tell you folks in cyberland how grateful I felt for this mans act of kindness. :redbeathe He is an angel and because of him I can make it in to work tomorrow. He did not even think twice about helping me out. That right there is true kindness. I am tearing up as I type this.

I guess my point for those of you who are feeling beaten and worn down, there is kindness in the world. I too was feeling depressed and stressed out. Money woes are the worst of my problems. I know our jobs can be thankless and heartbreaking but hang in there. It is times like these that the saying: "You reap what you sow" come to mind.

Thanks for letting me share my story. May you all have a fantastic life and plow ahead.

Wow that is an amazing story and makes us all feel good knowing that there are other good people out there.

Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a fabulous week!

Aww, Poi Dog, I love pay-it-forward stories. Random acts of kindness are the best!

SilentfadesRPA

Specializes in ER/ MEDICAL ICU / CCU/OB-GYN /CORRECTION. Has 14 years experience.

Very touching - thanks for the uplift.

Marc

Thank you the nice comments :)

akulahawkRN, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 5 years experience.

I'm a big believer in pay-it-forward. You never know when the person you help out with just a minute of your time or perhaps a dollar or two helps someone else out who eventually helps you out... all because you helped someone. You just might make someone's day a little brighter just by saying "good morning." You may never know the good you have truly done, but you won't be worse off for it!

That's awesome, thanks for sharing...God Bless You. Good things will follow...

Chin up

Specializes in Med surg, LTC, Administration. Has 26 years experience.

Once again, I am struggling until payday. I had $2 to my name and needed gas. Gas here is ridiculous, we're talking upwards of $4.50/gallon. I went to the gas station and told the attendant to put in $2. He looked at me, smiled, and put in $5. :redpinkhe. I asked him what he was doing and he said to me, "It's OK. One day you will help me." You bet I will.

There are some kind people out there. This guy is one of them :redbeathe I cannot tell you folks in cyberland how grateful I felt for this mans act of kindness. :redbeathe He is an angel and because of him I can make it in to work tomorrow. He did not even think twice about helping me out. That right there is true kindness. I am tearing up as I type this.

I guess my point for those of you who are feeling beaten and worn down, there is kindness in the world. I too was feeling depressed and stressed out. Money woes are the worst of my problems. I know our jobs can be thankless and heartbreaking but hang in there. It is times like these that the saying: "You reap what you sow" come to mind.

Thanks for letting me share my story. May you all have a fantastic life and plow ahead.

Loved waking up to this! Peace!

merlee

Has 36 years experience.

Many years ago, I had a wall-hanging that said "If you see someone without a smile, give him one of yours".

Thank you for giving me one of yours. My entire day will now be better, and I will share your story and your smile with others I meet!

Best wishes!

bsyrn, ASN, RN

Specializes in Peds, School Nurse, clinical instructor. Has 21 years experience.

Pay it forward....that is and always has been my motto. Thanks for the uplifting story :yeah:

kakamegamama

Specializes in MCH,NICU,NNsy,Educ,Village Nursing.

PoiDog-Thank you for sharing your story! What an amazing thing he did for you. Hang in there & I hope things improve for you soon.

Whispera, MSN, RN

Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I'm going to be on the lookout for ways to pay it forward...actively looking, not just letting them happen.

Thank you for giving me a jump-start in what I should be doing!

emtb2rn, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Emergency. Has 21 years experience.

Big fan of pay it forward. Don't have to go out f your way but when the opportunity presents itself....

I grabbed a cup of coffee and to this post. You all have brought the first smile to my face this morning.

Thank you!:redpinkhe

what a nice thing for that man to do! Yes, I love RAK too!:yelclap:

BreeLPN2RN

Specializes in LTC, Med-Surg, GP Office. Has 30 years experience.

It's amazing how one small kindness can uplift a persons morale or brighten their day. Even a smile can make a big difference to someone who's having a bad day. Thank you for the post....it brightened MY day.

Chin up

Specializes in Med surg, LTC, Administration. Has 26 years experience.

Many years ago, I had a wall-hanging that said "If you see someone without a smile, give him one of yours".

Thank you for giving me one of yours. My entire day will now be better, and I will share your story and your smile with others I meet!

Best wishes!

I absolutely love this!! I think I just found my new sig line:D. Thanks! Peace!