"Warmed it up for ya."
A shaking, wrinkled hand offered a quarter to me.
"No thanks, it's yours." I smiled and returned my vehicle.
It is amazing how impressed I was with myself! Look at me! What a generous soul, this superhero who was willing to part with his 25 cent deposit! Ridiculous.
It occurs to me that most of the gestures of kindness that are available to me to offer are totally free- they come with no assigned dollar amount. Simply opening a door, listening to another person, smiling, or letting someone go first; these small gifts cost nothing yet so often we refuse to offer them.
At some point in the next ten minutes you will have an opportunity to extend a similar inexpensive kindness to another person, perhaps a total stranger. Let me encourage you to express that kindness- you won't regret it.