Pay it forward

I never really thought about how good it makes a person feel when something so simple is done for them.  Of course it makes ME feel good when I help others, but I’d never really had it happen to me until a couple of weeks ago.

I was driving through to get some tea and a bagel in the morning.  The lady in the s.u.v. in front of me was belting Jason Mraz at the top of her lungs and it made me giggle wondering if that’s how I sound when I sing Jason Mraz at the top of my lungs in my car.  Anyway, I get up and place my order (non fat chi latte and a toasted whole wheat bagel with a little butter).  I go up to pay shoving my debit card at the cashier before she could even tell me my total and she said “Oh no need to pay, yours was covered by the lady in front of you”. 

I had an instant smile that stayed all day.  It was an extra $5 from a stranger and made my day sooo much better.  The most special part is that she did it knowing that she wasn’t going to get a thank you.

If you think about it try and make someone’s day this week.  Post a comment and let me know what you did/have done/or have had done to you.  I’m sure just hearing the stories will make my day!