Some people naturally have empathy for other people and want to help everyone around them. Rachael Scott of Macon, Georgia is obviously one of these Good Samaritan types.
Rachael was standing in line in a local grocery store a couple of months ago when she saw a woman and her family behind her in line looked stressed as they assessed the items in their basket. It soon dawned on her that they were worried they didn’t have enough money for everything.
Rachael was especially touched that they were going to return the one “luxury” item in the basket…a $1.29 package of popsicles.
Rachael is married to a Protestant minister, and says she just knew in her heart this was the right time to pay it forward despite her own very limited family budget.
The generous woman explained why she felt she just had to help out this family:
“I felt the Lord say buy it. Our family lives well and we have what we need and a enough for extras. I didn’t have a clue what it would cost but I said yes Lord. I spoke up and said go ahead get those the Lord is paying for those extras today. The mom just looked at me. I was trying to not make a big deal and just do it, but I saw one of the little girls wipe tears from her eyes and it almost broke me.”
The world needs more people like Rachael. It’s so easy to create happiness in others if we are just willing to make small sacrifices in our own lifestyle.
Source: Lift Bump
Photo: Fay Observer