The Weekly Win: Paying It Forward
Happy Hump Day! Today is a great day to celebrate the good things that have happened so far this week. Time for some Weekly Wins! So far this week I was able to clean my house AND get all of my laundry done. But the best part of my week thus far was the kind lady that bought my coffee this morning at Starbucks.
Nothing makes your day better than someone going out of their way to be nice and thoughtful. I was having a hectic morning, as usual. Stuck in traffic, ran out of coffee, and was not having a very good hair day. All things that aren’t that big of a deal, but at the time they SUCK. After being stuck in traffic for 25 minutes, it was no surprise that I needed a coffee the size of my head. And let me tell you, that’s a big coffee.
I went to the Starbucks closest to my work. There was a long line, but I already went out of my way to stop there so I figured I would wait. I guess I must have had a look of despair on my face because the lady turned around to me and asked how I was doing. I told her that my morning was a bit hectic but once I get this coffee it may turn around. Once she got up to the counter she turned to me and asked what I wanted. My heart immediately filled with joy. What a sweet soul. From there I offered to pay for the person behind me. It ended up becoming a “Pay it Forward” type of deal. Even the Starbucks baristas were in awe of everyone's kindness.
It is amazing how one act of kindness can change your day. There are some wonderfully kind people in the world. That lady not only made my day but allowed me to make someone else’s day with what she started. There is so much going on in the world. It is important for us to keep in mind that these minor things may put us down for a little bit, but things can always get better.
What was something that you did nice for someone recently? I would love to hear some of your stories!