Yesterday, I did something I’ve never done before but have heard of others doing. And it felt FANTASTIC. Sitting in the line at the drive-thru nearing the window to pay and receive my cup of joy (latte’), I looked in the rear view mirror watching the person in the car behind me. Still a few cars away from paying I was able to watch her reading what looked to be a text book. She looked college age. She glanced up every now and then to make sure the cars in front hadn’t moved and I would catch a glimpse of her without her head down. College age for sure.
A thought suddenly occurred to me —– I’m going to pay for her order. I smiled to myself anxious to get up to the window to whip out my card. Finally there I grinned a big one to Sebastian (yes, I know his name because I’m there quite a bit – ahem) and proclaimed I’m going to pay for the car behind me as well. He beamed right back and said ‘That’s totally cool – you’re the first one today to do that’. Well just cool beans and slap me with a pecan pie. Joy all around.
After handing the steamy cup of joy (latte’) I hurried away. Smile on my face. I plan to do that more often. It was a wonderful high. Random acts of kindness completely ROCK.