Home»All»The $20 Surprise for Me and You + The Multiplication of Money.

The $20 Surprise for Me and You + The Multiplication of Money.

20Dollars5Read on to learn about James, the $20 surprise and what we will do with it…

This morning I was leaving HEB and I had Baby James pushing the cart with me. My preference is for him to ride in the cart, and his preference is to run in traffic, so this was a good compromise.

All was going well. James was listening and I don’t think I looked too frazzled.

Just seconds after we were outside, a man came up, smiled, and handed James $20 and told him, “Thank you for helping mom.”.

There was a time in my life that I would have refused or resisted the gift because I do not need $20. There are a lot of people that could use $20 more than me. I like having $20, but I will eat dinner without the gift.

But it is my belief now that we all have a need to help and give, and if I refuse a gift, I’m not allowing another person to give.

More than this, it is not my job to judge how people give. It is not up to me.

So I smiled warmly at the man and thanked him for the generous gift.

I really have no idea why we got the $20 bill this morning. But I do know that the gentleman was happy when he gave it to us. And although he did not know it at the time, his $20 has spurred more giving.

We plan to send our new $20 bill, plus a couple others, to Oklahoma Tornado victims.

And, more than this, I’ll send you a $20 bill in hopes that you will make it multiply as well. If you comment on the post, I’ll pick one person to get a $20 bill. No strings attached. Just a hope that you will make it multiply for good.

Previous post

Where in Houston? James Baker Statue at Baker Common

Next post

Donate Supplies to Help Families in Moore, Oklahoma


  1. Pubah`
    May 21, 2013 at 10:29 pm — Reply

    What a nice thing to do — by both of you!

  2. zieglerfe
    May 22, 2013 at 12:08 am — Reply

    Pick me! I want to waste $20 on something!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *