Happy birthday to me! The big 2-7!
Not a huge birthday but I’m ALWAYS excited about my day.
I also want to share something that really made me happy and hopefully made someone else happy too.
Yesterday, I went to Starbucks (big surprise, I know) and was paying at the drive thru window. I didn’t have much left on my card so I used $5 from some b-day cash I had to pay the balance.
Suddenly it dawned on me, what’s $2 and change to me? I’m so blessed to have what I need and more. The person behind me, considering we’re at Starbucks, possibly does too. But that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a break.
So, I know it wasn’t much, but I left my change to go towards the person-behind-me’s bill. If nothing else, I know it made the cashier happy since she looked really shocked and asked me if I was sure. Yes, I was sure….and with that I wished her a good day and drove off.
Maybe that person behind me was having a bad day. Maybe they were having a great day and I made it better. Who knows? That’s the beauty and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to do it.
So I encourage you to think about random acts of kindness. They don’t have to be big. A family favorite is ours is paying the toll for the person behind us when we go downtown. 50 cents can be all it takes to make someone smile.
Instill some faith in the world around you that there are good people.