This just warmed me up inside and I have to share it!
I went out shopping yesterday. I wanted to take advantage of the big sales that are going on. I needed winter boots, new shoes (my feet grew during my pregnancy and never went back down to normal), and some clothes. Most of my pre-preg clothes still don't fit me, and those that do fit me poorly or are really ratty. Needless to say, this has had me down.
I went in to one of my favorite stores and found that they were clearancing stuff at 30% off already reduced prices. This made for some amazingly priced clothing. I took a bunch into the changeroom (they have a big changeroom to accomodate strollers and wheelchairs). After 30 minutes of trying on pants and going up and up and up in sizes from what I normally wear, I finally found two lovely pairs 3 sizes bigger than my normal size. Apparently even though I'm back to my pre-preg weight, my hips may never return to "normal".
So I was feeling a little low about the sizing. The tops were 4 sizes bigger than normal to accomodate my newly ample bosom. I didn't feel as bad about that.
I went to the checkout and took my place behind the only other person waiting. It was a fairly short wait, but LK had started to fuss. She was getting hungry and she's teething. I rocked the stroller while I waited. I was honestly just happy to be out and the clothing store was my last stop. The woman in front of me turned around and said:
"Why don't you go first. You have lots of things and I only have one."
I'd never heard that one before. I've heard the reverse lots of times. "You go ahead, you only have one thing." But this was the first time that someone had used the phrase "You have lots, so you go first."
We got out of there quickly and I was able to go up to the children's centre to feed LK.
I hope that woman's generosity is returned to her a hundredfold by life. She deserves it.