Last weekend we took our household of seven out to a special family dinner at our local Japanese steakhouse. Our children loved watching the chef cook our meal in front of us. We giggled and clapped and we really enjoyed ourselves. It was a rare indulgence for us. At the end of our meal, the waitress said, “The gentleman who just left paid your entire bill. Have a great night.”
It was a huge blessing to us, it humbled us and it allowed us to teach our children what generosity looks like. Three days later I find myself still thinking about it. A man who did not know us, paid for our meal and, in doing so, reminded me that humanity is not so lost.