Checking my Pockets

I found these two suckers in a pair of shorts that I hadn’t worn since last summer. The shorts had been sitting in my drawer all wrinkled. I was afraid of them because they were wrinkled and I wasn’t sure what to do with them. So – I just threw them in the laundry. Through Jenn’s laundry magic, the wrinkles disappeared and I brought them to Philly with me. When I first put the shorts on, I went through the pockets and found this $100. My thoughts: “Man, that is quite a blessing for me. How can I spend this? Should I get dinner somewhere nice here in the city? Let me check out Amazon. Should I go to a couple of Phillies games?” After some consideration, I knew it would be better to give the money away as a blessing to others. I had met one person in the waiting room from Scranton. She was college-aged and just finishing up her treatments. I gave her one of the $50 bills. I am going to buy a gift card for a restaurant with the other and give it to the receptionist. She is a good person to say hi to when you walk into the radiation department. She has remembered my name from day 1. “In every way I have shown you that it is necessary to help the weak by laboring like this and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, because he said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” (Acts 20:35)

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