Dinner for Angels

This weekend I sold a bed for less than I had hoped for, but I also got a great deal on an airline ticket back to Minnesota. When I told my mom about the plane ticket, she pointed out that getting such a great price made up for selling the bed so cheaply. Yep, the universe has a way of balancing the scales.

So it was fitting that I just came across this story by Beaver Brown of Carmichael, California, which was featured in a Guideposts e-letter. Click here to sign up for Guideposts‘ free Mysterious Ways newsletter. You’ll also be able to download a free e-book, Mysterious Ways: 9 Inspiring Stories That Show Evidence of God’s Love and God’s Grace.


CHECK, PLEASE
A waiter serves a table of true earth angels

I was at the bus stop, heading home after a long, busy night waiting tables at a steak house, when I realized I’d left behind my money pouch, with $70 worth of tips in it! I couldn’t afford to lose a night’s pay.

I ran back into the restaurant. There was no sign of my money. Just imagine you had the night off, I told myself. I’d try to forget about it.

The next night was even busier than the one before. I was already waiting on five tables at once, when an elderly couple, both snow white-haired, sat down in my section.

No matter how harried I was, I made sure to give them the best service I could. After their meal, I brought their check, thanked them for their patience and rushed off to greet my next customers.

The couple had left the table by the time I picked up their check. This isn’t right, I thought, counting the money they’d left for me. There was much more here than their fifty-five dollar check. Way too much for a tip. I counted it out. A hundred and twenty-five dollars!

Quickly, I turned around to look for the couple. They’d left the restaurant. I ran to the front door, but they weren’t outside. Finally, I went to the hostess. “Did you see that elderly couple you sat in my section leave?”

“What elderly couple?” the hostess said. “You were so busy, we didn’t seat anyone in your section, until just now.”





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2 Responses to “Dinner for Angels”

  1. Dances With Crayons Says:

    Thankyou for this story! I hope to give my best too, remembering how many times a simple smile has been a huge inspiration and with perfect timing.

    A couple of years ago, I went for day surgery. We were hoping the procedure would alleviate some nerve damage in one of my legs. I was feeling nervous about it for a couple of days beforehand, very unusual. I asked a friend to say a little prayer if not too busy. The day arrived. My husband and I said a little prayer together in the parking lot before entering the building.

    After signing in and a short wait, a nurse appeared and called my name. We went to the hospital room where I got changed into a gown, then the nurse put an intravenous drip into my arm. I don’t really like hospital beds with the rails up, but never make a fuss and this time too, didn’t say anything. Another nurse sensed I was uncomfortable. She led me to an easy chair to sit in rather than laying in a hospital bed and only left for a moment – then returned with a warm cozy blanket. We chatted for a while and was able to forgot about being nervous. When the doctor was ready, another nurse came to say it was time to go to the operating room and carried the intravenous bag. We all walked together, the three of us. One nurse on either side. I said thankyou at the door, but last thoughts before falling asleep were to wake up quickly and thank the friendly nurse once again.
    The surgery was not successful because of an artery in the area that needed working on. It’s funny how I knew that – was supposed to be asleep but can remember looking up at a screen on the wall, seeing my spine and listening to a conversation between my doctor and someone else (another doctor maybe, or radiologist). That’s all I remember.

    I did wake up quickly but the nurse I described and wanted to thank was not there. She was so kind and caring. I’ll never forget.

    Thanks again! Love,
    Jane

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thanks for taking the time to share your story, Jane. You’re right, offering a simple act of kindness as our path briefly crosses another’s can make an indelible impression and inspire others to keep the chain going.

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