"But I Would"

  The other day I made a small purchase for $1.40. I gave the clerk what I thought was $1.50, expecting ten cents change. She gave me $1.10. I told her she had given me a dollar too much. She then said, "No, you gave me a dollar too much." Two one dollar bills had stuck together and I thought I had given her but one.

  I said, "I never would have known." Then she said, "Maybe not, but I would." That, my friend, is spelled honesty.

  As I thought on her goodness I also recalled that God would have known and her good conscience had been trained to respect that. Maybe there is more good in the world than it first appears.