When it was time to head back to Dayton, my husband asked what I was going to do with the chair. I hated to part with such a prized procession, but I couldn’t keep it. Looking around the beach and seeing people without chairs, gave me the idea to give it away to one of my fellow beachgoers.
I approached four college-age boys. They looked at me with puzzled faces. I’m sure each one asking themselves, “What does this lady want?” I asked, “Do you need a chair?” They all broke out into large smiles and said things like, “That was so nice of you to ask, and you are so sweet.” Their gratitude made me feel like the nicest lady on the beach! Unfortunately, though, they were also leaving and didn’t need the chair. This scenario played out a few more times with other beachgoers, who were also leaving.
I headed for the beach feeling wonderful since everyone made me feel like the nicest person in the world, but I still had the chair. And then I saw them, a couple walking to the beach. Of course, they would take the chair. They were so appreciative. As I walked away, the man called back, “You rock!”
So dear readers, look around your home. What aren’t you using that a stranger may be thrilled to have? For those of you who donate something after reading my words, to that I say, “You rock!”
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