A Generous Person 

I frequently shop at a grocery store near my workplace. 

This particular store has carts lined in the front and secured by chains. 

In order to get a cart, a customer must put a quarter in a slot connected by the chain. 

When the quarter is inserted, the cart is freed for use. 

When the cart is returned after shopping and the chain is connected again, the quarter is automatically refunded to the customer. 

Today, as I was leaving my car in the parking lot to go into the store, a woman called to me. 

She had an empty cart she was returning and she wanted to give it to me.

I tried to give her a quarter, but she wouldn’t accept it. 

Instead, she told me to pass it on to someone else. 

When I had finished shopping and was getting ready to take the cart back to the store front, I saw an elderly man. I told him that someone had given me the cart and told me to pass it on…


The Bible tells us:
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

—Proverbs 11:25

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