This morning my regular customers called my attention. I thought they needed something or they just want to bug me (which they always do). Surprisingly they handed me an envelope with money. I was stunned, speechless and almost cried. I didn’t expect it. They told me they contributed for my trip going home. It is their way of saying thank you to me for my two years of [good] service to them. And they said I deserve it.
Although I don’t want to take it, I still did because I don’t want to be rude or arrogant. Besides they are just thankful to me and I didn’t ask it from them.
I expect around $100.00 but surprisingly it’s big, more than what I expected. I am so grateful and honestly thanking them is not enough. Thus, one way to express my gratefulness is to pay it forward. School kids back home will benefit from the money.
Until now I can’t believe that it happened to me. It brings me back when I first started at work, those first days that I felt so lonely, tired, alone, and discriminated. Until the day that I met my angel, who left a remarkable message that is carved in my mind, “continue doing good things and you will be blessed”, and apparently I am.
Read the story on my encounter with my special angel named Glenda here.