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.