Fell off the wagon for a couple days there...not that I didn't "give" anything, but...it wasn't really an "above-and-beyond," kinda thing. I "gave" my daughter a nice Dinner of Her Choice the night before she left for a week's vacation...and yesterday I "gave" myself permission to relax a little in the evening and not work all night, like I usually do.
Today, before I could even think of what to give, I had the opportunity to help out a mom at the thrift store...she didn't speak english and was having a hard time getting it all together to pay for what she had chosen to buy...and at the same time that the cashier was taking things OFF her pile, saying, "you don't have enough for that," her little girl kept putting a book up on the counter and I ASSUME she was saying she wanted it, and I ASSUME the mother was saying "put it back, I don't have enough money," because she kept sliding it away from her stuff on the counter. I asked the cashier how much the book was. It was a quarter. I told her I'd give her the quarter when I paid for my stuff, just let the little girl have the book. So, she did, and I did, the mother said nothing, but the girl hugged her book close as they left the store. So, yay :-)