cash, tips

The other Saturday I was making a pizza delivery like I do almost every Saturday.  For whatever reason, we had more delivery orders than normal.

I was in a hurry.

I had three orders to deliver and I knew I had at least two more when I got back to the pizzeria.

I went to the first house, knocked on the door, and waited for the customer to open it.

It took a little while.

She opened the door and apologized that it took her a bit longer to come down the stairs.

I handed her the ticket to sign and gave her the food.

When she handed me the ticket back I noticed she left the tip line blank.

However, the next thing I saw was cash in her hand – Yes!

Before she handed me the cash, she told me, “I don’t usually tip this much, but I was in prayer and I believe the Lord told me to give this to you.”

“Wow!” I thought.  Without looking at how much it was I told her, “Thank you very much… God bless.”

As I headed back to my car I counted the cash.

$12 was the tip.  The order was only for $20.  That is a 60% tip.

I gave the Lord thanks and asked Him to bless her for her obedience to Him.

I was blessed.

I have not knowingly found myself being on that side of a blessing from a stranger before.

It was pretty neat.

So what about you – any stories to share?

Have you been blessed by a stranger before?

Have you blessed a stranger before?


by Mark Lafler time to read: 1 min