Actor Kevin Spacey starred in the 2000 movie "Pay It Forward," in which a young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him the chance.
Recently, I felt what it was like to see a little better world when I had breakfast at the Red Rooster Cafe in Beaufort. A young lady with a small child sitting next to us accidentally dropped a napkin and silverware on the floor, and I simply picked it up as a courtesy. When I asked for my bill, I found out the young lady had paid for our breakfast. The thrill was not the money involved, but the decision by the young lady to respond to someone who cared.
Now it's my turn to "pay it forward," and I will do so.
I hope this small effort sends a message to all of us, especially during the holiday season.
Hilton Head Island