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#JusJoJan the 4th – Generosity


It’s come to my attention that having a debit card has stunted my ability to be generous.

Just this morning I walked out of the grocery store to find a man standing at the door asking politely if I might have a dollar to spare.

I said no, I had no change. And it’s true. I haven’t had change on me in months. If I’m going to park somewhere with a meter and I don’t remember to search for change in old wallets and infrequently used drawers before I leave home, I either have to park somewhere very inconvenient, or risk a $13 ticket. Sometimes for the sake of not having even 25 cents on me.

So yeah, back to the guy this morning.

I choose to be generous enough to believe he has Tourette Syndrome and that he wasn’t actually swearing at me purposely as I walked to my car with my groceries.

Generosity comes in many different forms.


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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

28 thoughts on “#JusJoJan the 4th – Generosity

  1. I used to keep change in my car’s console. No pennies though. It came in handy for just that purpose. I rarely go out now, and truly avoid people.


  2. I rarely carry cash these days either but got caught out when I used a new hair salon – they only take cash, no cards. I had to run to the nearest cash point when I was done and get the cash needed.


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  4. I carry some cash, but almost never change. Of course you guys have those dollar coins.

    Most parking around here is app-driven. I have more parking apps on my phone than anything else.


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  6. I rarely have cash nowadays, too!


  7. I’ve been known to give a granola bar if I happen to have one. Sometimes they are appreciated, sometimes not.

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  8. Not using paper money can put us on the spot at times.


  9. Same, I never carry cash. Debit cards have spoiled me. A nice convenience.


  10. You are right Linda there are many kinds of generosity 💜💜

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  11. And in our city, credit card payment is an option for parking! Maybe we’ll have to carry a bag o’ donation change now.


  12. I rarely have money on me these days. I can we it looks otherwise when I leave a store with an armload of purchases.

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