Gloria Mackenzie, 84, stepped in front of Mindy Crandell, 34, in the lottery ticket line. The store clerk noticed and offered to let Mindy go first, but she declined.
That gracious act cost Crandell $590.5 million because Mackenzie won the Powerball Jackpot with a ticket that Crandell would have purchased.
Surprisingly, Crandell has no ill feelings.
"It could have been us, but things happen. Sometimes it's better to be patient than right. I knew we were teaching our daughter* the right thing," Crandell said.
Let's set aside the issue of gambling/lotteries for the sake of discussion: What if your decision to be gracious cost you millions. Would you respond like Crandell?
I don't think I would.
But Scripture confirms Crandell's attitude.
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! Proverbs 16:16
Situations like these define our real values.
See also: Philippians 2:3-4; Romans 8:28
* Crandell's daughter was with her in line
Source: ABC News
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