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I will keep this short and sweet, but a simple remark by a cashier has kept me thinking for days, so I thought I’d share it.

You often seen donation slips at checkouts during holiday seasons. They’re little slips of paper you can toss in as you check out to make a donation to feeding the hungry (or some other charity) and they’re small amounts. One to five dollars, nothing more. The cashier then rings them up as part of your purchase, and your donation is made. Very easy, and certainly not a crushing burden for many of us.

I’ve made most of my holiday donations already, the larger ones anyway, but I tossed in a slip for a dollar, all that I felt I could afford. The cashier, as she rang it up, said, “Bless you for that donation.”

My immediate response was, “I just wish I could do more.”

She smiled at me and said, “Just think, if everyone in this country donated just one dollar, nobody would go hungry.”

I’ve been thinking about that ever since.

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