PAY IT FORWARD.... Recycling bottles and cans...As many of you know, when it comes to recycling and helping out this planet, I'll do my share. I've even posted blogs about the local Boy Scouts in Cromwell, CT that month take donations of recyclables. This is coming up again too.
However the last 2 months I have missed this event. So, I've been carrying around bottles and cans in the back of my van for 2 months now. I keep adding to them, saying I will make to next months' Boy Scout Drive. That is until yesterday when I was driving around and hearing nothing but bottle clanking in the back of my van... I couldn't take it any more. So, I went to Stop n' Shop (a local grocery store) and went to recycle them myself. UGH.
I loaded up a carriage, and had to make two trips... not fun. After an half hour of nothing put putting these bottles, cans and plastic bottles into machines, I came out with $14.70 in receipts... that is 354 bottles/cans... unbelievable. I now see why the Boy Scouts collect these... they can make a good sum of money for their cause.
I was just finishing up putting the last few cans in the machine when a mother and 3 children came in to recycle their cans. Noticing their attire, I realized they were upon hard times. Clothes were dirty, hair unkempt, etc.
So, instead of taking the receipts into the store, I went over to this woman and asked if she could do me a favor.. I said "Excuse me, I just noticed the time, and I am now running late for a meeting and just don't have time to cash these receipts... Would you mind taking them for me"?
She was a little taken aback at first and didn't know what to say... I continued by saying "I'd really appreciate it if you take these receipts, otherwise they will just sit in my van... and maybe get misplaced".
She took them, and said "Thank you". The smile on her face when I left was well worth giving them away.
I felt like I walked away with more than $14.70 would ever do for me. Doing this gave me such a good feeling, that I felt I was walking on air the rest of the day, I think I will do this again some day.
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