Have you ever been the beneficiary of a kind act? Last weekend I had ordered my usual at Starbucks, a grande coffee with cream and a sumptuous breakfast sandwich. I pulled to the window and the smiling young man at the window said, “The person ahead of you just paid for your order !” He was incredulous, and so was I. Then I said, “Well do you know the person so I can thank them?” He smiled and said, “I have no idea.” The look on his face told me that he wasn’t at all used to people doing this kind of charitable act in the Starbucks drive through.
How did I feel? Glad, appreciative and curious. First, I wanted to know if the person knows me. I also wanted to know if something wonderful happened in their life and they just wanted to share their joy. I wanted to know if it was a regular thing that this person does. Obviously , they know a secret that I also know… giving makes our heart happy. Giving makes me want to sing. Helping others is a contagious path.
Paying it forward is a very healthy life choice, I’m just sayin’… and I’m also thinking that, I’m definitely in the mood for a grande coffee with cream!
PS Puff, if that was you in the lane, I want you to tell me right now!!! xo