“The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.”
—Homer, ancient Greek author of The Iliad and the Odyssey
How often do you go out to eat? How often are your restaurant meals served by a waitperson?
What is your normal tip percentage for OK, good, or exceptional service?
In our early dating years, my wife Wendy was a waitress at a Friendly Restaurant outside of Philadelphia. Given this experience, she has always had a special place in her heart for kindhearted and caring servers who bring their authentic selves to their role, to make our dining experience special.
During our 40th anniversary dinner, she shared the story of a young waiter who really impressed her with his authenticity and character. Beyond her usual substantial tip, she handed him an extra 25 dollars to more fully acknowledge her delight in his service. This brought on a flood of tear from the young man.
Where might your current and future small charitable acts be even more precious to others than you realize? Where might an even more generous heart make a significant difference in your world today?