Random Act of Kindness — Starbucks Style…..

Starbucks Invests Heavily In Drive-Thru MarketYesterday, 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.

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