Friday, December 20, 2013

Pay It Forward

I wasn't going to post today because I really don't have the time. But something happened to me that made me want to come here.

Yesterday wasn't the best day I've ever had. Actually, far from it. I couldn't sleep last night so I felt it being dragged over to today too.

I had just dropped Tea off at school and went ot get myself some breakfast at Mickey D's because it's what I do on Fridays. The line was long but I stayed anyway. I was irritated by how slow the line was and my car was making weird noises. There was a Range Rover in front of me and an Escalade behind me. I was just thinking mean things about their cars because I'm sure they work properly. Even if they don't, they run better than mine. I got up to the window and thought finally. The girl at the window told me that the Range Rover in front of me had paid for my breakfast.

And I lost it. Ugly cries insued. Right in front of the poor lady just trying to do her job. I hadn't felt that grateful for somebody in a long time. It really is the little things that matter. That person, who I was judging, just did one of the kindest acts ever to somebody who really needed some holiday spirit thrown her way. And now I feel better. Today will be better. I'll remember that Range Rover for the rest of my life. Right down to the Tulsa, OK license plate holder they had, even though they live in Missouri. And if I see them again, I will thank them.

That's all I've got today. Just remember, somebody somewhere needs some of your holiday spirit. You can show it in the littlest of ways. You don't have a clue how much it will help. A little smile goes a long way.

Linking up with Whitney while I'm here!

p.s. Yes, I paid for the Escalade behind me. And I hope it continued on from there.


Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

so amazing what the guy in front of you did. it's those small gestures of kindness that really restores your faith in humanity and makes you realize that things aren't always that bad.

Vodka and Soda

Jordan said...

Such a small gesture that made such a huge impact. Very nice of them! Today will be better, promise. <3

Stephanie said...

<3 I love that! What a nice person.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I love this. It gives me the warm fuzzies! :) I've done this before and I hope that it made the people I did it for as happy as this made you! :)