You Never Know What A Person Is Going Through

I was just in line at the gas station to get some gas minding my own business, a young lady in front of me is taking forever. I overheard the cashier tell her that both of the cards were declined, the young lady said there must be something wrong with the machine. She turned around to walk away. I had a smile on my face.


She said to me, “Why are you f**king smiling!
I said to her, “Watch your mouth, I always smile and you should too.”
I looked at the cashier and said, ‘What pump number is she on.’
Cashier, ‘it was pump number two.’The cashier asked, ‘why?’
I said, ‘can I put $20 on pump number two for her?’
Cashier: ‘are you serious she was very rude to you.’

There was another black guy behind me who said go ahead and fill it up. We both went half on her gas. When we walked outside to tell her about the gas this lady apologized so many times crying her eyes out. She went inside her truck to show us her new hire paperwork. She started work on Monday so she needed gas for the week until she gets paid. Lord thank you for reminding me of all the reasons why I should keep a smile on my face. That goes to show you we never know what a person is going through and we all have a purpose on this earth!

by Bryan Brown

Posted on July 16, 2016, in Reflections. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Wish there were more people in the world like that. Sadly, I never run into them.

  2. ❤ Love this! I love the mindset! Nice work…powerful stuff you do for people that need some positive in their lives! I believe its safe to say its humanity at its finest!

  3. I completely agree with the idea no matter how big the storm of your life is but to showcase a clear weather in the form of your approach towards you know or may not , a smile , to wave back, such minor gestures, can make a moment pleasant for someone who has bigger storms in life but a smile for a second makes them realize life is not all negative, the evidence is they did smile back!

  4. You are an Angel on earth! Many people would have returned her foul language and disgust without hesitation but you chose to show kindness instead. If more people would take the initiative to do such as this we might find that everyone has some reason that has brought them to where they are….whether they accept the kindness offered to them with grace or choose to ignore it is their choice but that isn’t the point, in our hearts and in Gods eyes we know we did the right thing and this person will remember the kind gesture whether they tell us or not. We have brightened their day in some way. God Bless you and the other gentleman!!

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