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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It Happened in Kroger

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Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought
by Mary May Larmoyeux

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
—Ephesians 1:15-16

Did you have some memorable Thanksgiving moments? I had many, but want to tell you about something that happened in an unlikely place—the checkout line at Kroger.

The day before Thanksgiving, I was in line at Krogerright behind an elderly woman. As the woman began to write a check for her groceries, a middle-aged lady in the next aisle got the clerk's attention: "Can I pay for her [older woman] groceries with my debit card?"

The clerk nodded.

As quick as Clark Kent becomes superman, the middle-aged woman ran her debit card though the scanner. Realizing what had happened, the elderly lady pressed her head against her benefactor's chest and wept.

As I brushed the tears from my eyes, I wondered Who are these women? Are they mother and daughter? Do they go to the same church? Or did a kind lady decide to bless a stranger in an unexpected way?

I had seen love in action.

The next time that I take one of our grandkids into the grocery store with me, I think I'll tell them about the two women in Kroger. I wonder how we could show love for others? Maybe we could purchase a plant and give it to the clerk who checks us out, or perhaps we could give the person who carries our groceries to the car an extra big tip, or maybe we could remember them in our prayers at the end of our shopping day.

How have you seen love in action?

Have a great week,
© 2010 by Mary May Larmoyeux.
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Karen Jordan said...

Amazing! That's a rare sight, Mary! But what a lesson for us all!!!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

It was really neat to witness the woman's unexpected kindess!