Fill Another’s Tank

“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” – Washington Irving

No matter how poor your position at the moment, I guarantee there is someone worse off that you could help.

I saw a guy trying to buy some gas for his truck the other day at Stewart’s (our regional shop) with a little bag of change.  Someone I know was there, someone in not good financial straits.  This person I knew reached into his pocket and pulled out a crumpled $10 bill, probably the last cash he had until his next pay day and handed it to the clerk and said “let me pay.”  The other guy was dumbfounded and almost broke down thanking him.

After the first man walked out the clerk turned to the other guy and said “Wow, that was really nice.  I hope karma rewards you” to which the payor said “We’ve all been there.  My tank is full at the moment, his is empty.”  I know he has essentially nothing having recently been divorced, but still he gave of what he had to another in greater need.

Do something for someone else today, someone that can never repay you.