GRATITUDE

THE SMALL MOMENTS THAT CAN LIGHT UP A DAY

Submitted by Steven L Foley

I have a Rewards Card for Showcase Cinema that allows me to earn rewards points with each purchase that I make at the theatre and periodically provides me with a free popcorn, soda or movie ticket coupon. I had recently accumulated enough rewards points to obtain a coupon for a free popcorn.

Standing in the movie theatre ticket line on Saturday, I noticed just ahead of me, a father with his 2 small boys also waiting to buy their tickets for the Matinee Movie. Knowing that movies can be quite expensive for families nowadays, I tapped the Dad on the shoulder and asked, ‘I have a coupon for free popcorn and don’t plan to use it, would you like it for one of your boys?’ He said, ‘Yeah, sure. That’s great! Thanks!’ and took the coupon.

A few minutes later, after they had purchased their tickets, one of his small sons who appeared to be about 9 or 10 years old, walked up to me and silently held out a shiny penny to show me. I took it and said, ‘Wow that’s cool! It’s really shiny!’ He quietly replied, ‘It’s a 2011’.

As I handed it back to him. He pushed the penny towards me once again and quietly said, ‘You can keep it’. Showing my gratitude, I replied, ‘Wow that’s awesome, thank you very much” and asked, ‘Where did you get it!’ and he said quite softly, ‘I found it in my Dad’s car’. I said, ‘Oh that’s cool, thanks! He smiled, quietly turned and walked back to his Dad who returned my smile with a knowing smile of his own. It’s the small special moments like that that can make an ordinary day, special.


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COMMENTS


VISHAL from GHAZIPUR JANUARY 15, 2017
AWESOME STORY

Angel from Chandler, Arizona  AUGUST 31, 2016
This story touches ones heart.

Nishi from Lucknow AUGUST 14, 2016
Appreciable experience

Dulcie from Popondetta (PNG) AUGUST 13, 2016
Nice story

Shashi from USA AUGUST 12, 2016
It made my day ! I always teach my grand baby to say hi to strangers. He is one of most beautiful child in the world . His smile adds in his beauty and he always makes someone's day !