Saturday, September 14, 2013

My turn

I’ve heard about.

I’ve seen it happen.
I’ve even done it.

Heck, there’s even a movie about it.

But it has never happened to me. Until yesterday. On the way into work. At 7:15 am by someone in a cream colored Ford SUV.

On Fridays I like to leave for work early. Get in early, get out early, and get started on the weekend, you guessed it, early. About halfway along the ride in is a Mickey D’s where I sometimes stop for a quick breakfast. I pulled into an empty queue and, after a bit of a delay, gave my order.

When I pulled around to the first drive-thru window to pay, the cashier looked at me and smiled. “This is your lucky day” she said. Huh? She smiled again and told me that the person ahead of me had paid for my order. No! Really? “Yep! Have a great day!”

It was four dollars and seventy-three cents. Not a whole lot in the scheme of things. But, that act of kindness made my day.

I wish I could tell the driver of the SUV what her $4.73 bought.

Lots of smiling.

A grateful heart.

Kinder thoughts about people around me. Especially that one.

You see, all week I seemed to meet up with every idiot on the road. It got to the point that I would just assume that everyone on the road was an idiot.

Now I know that’s not true.

It’s my turn to Pay it Forward.



  1. I love this. I've had this happen and I've done it - and as cool as it feels to have your turn to receive, just wait until you pay it forward :).

    So glad you weekend got off to a good start :).

  2. That is so cool! It happened to us once but it turns put we knew the person in front of us in the drive thru. Yay for random acts of kindness :)

  3. That's great! I'm glad you got a chance to have someone make your day. :)

  4. Cool...I'll have to remember that sometime...though I suppose I will choose the day on the other side of the week - MONDAY. Might as well start someone's week off good!

  5. Wow...I've heard of it happening too and to have someone do that for you is just awesome. I guess one can never know what another person is truly thinking...especially strangers.

  6. I've done that at a tollbooth crossing a bridge in San Fran.