15 thoughts on “How $16 Changed My Life – by Trent Hand

  1. That was deeply moving. When I was first went into the workforce, I charged $400 to my Sears account. The reality of my minimum wage and the enormity of the debt suddenly stared me in the face. My roommate saw me weeping and, after I had told her my dilemma, shocked me by offering to pay my card off and allow me to pay her as I could. I felt a healthy level of shame and gratefulness and paid her back more quickly than I knew could be possible.

    That situation never happened again. I track what I spend very diligently now, and pay everything off immediately.

    These “shocks” about ourselves are sometimes the best thing that could ever happen to us, when we do what’s right…to make things right.

    Thanks for this awesome post!

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    1. Very true and an awesome story as well! Financial literacy is not something taught to very many people, so it’s not surprising that most of us learn this lesson the hard way first. I’m glad it was a one-time lesson and not a bad habit you developed :). Thanks for sharing.

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  2. it certainly can happen to anyone. I remember being out shopping for my very ill father and stopping to grab an iced cappuccino at a nearby coffee shop. Not until I was handed the drink did I realize the shop did not accept debit cards and I had no cash. I was mortified! The guy behind me in line was kind enough to pay for my drink. I learned a lesson too, and did the same for someone in the same predicament a few weeks later.

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  3. Since my 52 year old daughter had to have 2 liver transplants and is disabled, she goes to Walmart Super center to shop for her groceries in one of the motorized basket carts. She is also on food stamps and as she went through the line she was short. This caused her to panic but a kind gentleman behind her in line gave the cashier $7 to make up the difference. These acts of kindness happen all the time around us but we are too busy to notice sometimes. But we always know that God never fails to notice.

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  4. Thank you so much for this! It’s an excellent reminder for us all. These experiences shape us and teach us in ways we could never have imagined. These days I pay it forward as much as I can. I know from experience how much those random acts mean–both to receiver and the giver. 🙂

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