originally posted on my Instagram
I just stood in line at Walmart(ran out of rice milk for my son,#momlife!) when I heard a little girl say, “Is the card not going through again?” I looked up to see the father’s face flush. My heart leaped with joy as I asked, “Is your card not going through?” Then the cashier wrapped the card inside a plastic bag and this time it worked(what the?). I smiled at the father and told him how my card gets declined all the time due to computer error and we exchanged warm smiles and off he went. But I was disappointed that his card went through.
You see, one of my biggest regrets in my life was several years ago when I stood in line behind a mother & a young child, trying to buy a few containers of water using food stamps. “Oh, you can’t buy water with food stamps.” the cashier said. My first reaction was to scream out, “I’ll buy it for you!” but then a fear came over me. “What if I offend her? What if she doesn’t want my help and she’d be offended by my offer?” So I stayed quiet and as my heart was breaking with regret, I watched her walk away with her little girl, without any water, with empty hands.