These shouldn't be surprises because the people who were so generous and kind always have been. This is simply who they are. They have never been otherwise.
Yesterday, at Everybody's, the health food store across the street from me, I needed some cash, and I asked the owner, Paul: "How much can I write a check for?"
He said, "How much do you want?"
I kidded: "A thousand."
He said, "Okay!
I wrote a check for $75., and Paul graciously gave me the cash.
Earlier in the day, it dawned on me that I hadn't paid my rent. Immediately, I emailed my landllady who is also named Gloria. This is what I wrote: