Just wanted to share a little story...
I generally never answer my phone unless I know what phone number it is. Recently changed my #, and I assume the previous "owner" had a lot of bills to pay, because I keep getting called asking for her. Last night, however, this one number kept calling...and calling...and calling. Finally turned my phone to silent to ignore all the calls!
A while later, I noticed my phone light up due to a text message I had missed 30min earlier. It was the same number that had kept calling me, but the message mentioned something about my layaway purchase at a local Wal-Mart and even had my name in it...so I *knew* something was up!
I call the number as instructed and get put on hold for a little while. A lady answers and I tell her that I am calling about the message about my layaway. She confirms my name and proceeds to tell me about the "anonymous good Samaritan" that had come into the store, told the layaway person to pick 10 random people, and that he would pay off their layaway purchases.
Now, I didn't have much on layaway (about $150 worth of gifts for my nephews and niece), but jeez was I happy to hear the news! Saves me a bit of pocket cash, at least. But as happy as I am? I can't imagine what the other 9 people think, *and* the lady on the phone was pretty excited as well!
I wish I were in the kind of position where I could do this for others. Sadly, I can only give back kindness in gestures, advice, or just a kind word.
Anyone else have a "Happy Holidays" story?