Several years ago, as we were getting ready to go to church, my daughters asked me for money to give in their Bible Study class. I hadn't gotten paid yet, so I didn't have any money at all.
Then I remembered I had a peanut butter jar where I'd keep quarters for the laundry. There were only two quarters in the jar, so I gave them each one. I didn't have anything for myself to give that day.
Usually after church, we would walk home, take a nap and then go for a nice brief walk. That day, while walking, I saw a beautiful flower on this huge green bush. I went over to look at it, and on the dirt underneath the green bush there was a mountain of brand new, sparkling quarters! I was beside myself with excitement. I didn't know what to think, and then I remembered that I had given the church the only money I had - those two quarters in the peanut butter jar.
I always look back and remember the day that I found those quarters. I believe that when you give - whether it's money, kindness, a smile or joy - you too will be blessed.
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