Had lunch with a friend while her car was at the mechanics being checked out. When I returned, I parked and was walking towards the shop when I spotted a Kirby vacuum cleaner in the window. It was sparkly clean with ALL the attachments in their spots along the top ring. I was compelled to walk in.
Vacuums and parts everywhere! A wall of accessories and vacuum bags! Hey, I need vacuum bags! My vacuum is a Tri-Star model, purchased in 1991 (purchased from a dear friend who was selling door to door), and not everyone carries the replacement bags. Who would have thunk? The Universe was certainly taking care of me today!
I chatted briefly with the owner and he pulled off the correct bags and handed them to me. I walked to the counter and opened my purse, asking “You take debit?” He said “No.” I closed my wallet and said that I would need to come back . He asked me how much cash I did have? I explained I had none (had just paid the cleaning lady the day before with all my cash – LOL). He paused and then said “You can take them home and pay me later.”
He then passed me a square piece of white paper – the size of a sticky note but not sticky – and said, “Just write me an I.O.U. for the bags.” As I wrote out the I.O.U with my name, my number and what I was taking home he said “Some people don’t come back but I know you will.” I do not recall the last time I wrote an I.O.U. but it felt good to have that connection with a fellow human being I just met.
What a kind and honest man. Blessings come to us…sometimes when we least expect them.
I wonder…How did the Universe see me today? I wonder if I got to be someone’s blessing?
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Carolynn Sokil @IDoWooDoU