Saturday, December 03, 2016


This is one $20 bill I'm not gonna spend. Why? It was given to me by J.D., an elderly friend who I met when we both participated in a health support group at the YMCA. When I told him it was my birthday, he reached through the window of his dial-a-ride van, handed me the bill, and said "Here! Have a malted on me!" I didn't know what to say; it was so unexpected. I said "Thank you," and then I walked into the Y and burst into tears.

I'm going to hold onto this bill to remind me of the beauty and necessity of unexpected acts of generosity and kindness.

May we all have J.D.s in our lives and may we all be J.D.s to others.