Have you ever helped out a total stranger?
I was recently at a QT to get an iced tea (big surprise for those of you that know me) when I saw the elderly man in front of me having trouble coming up with 89 cents for a cup of coffee. The clerk kept looking at the man like he had some sort of disease, just because he couldn’t come up with the money!
I politely asked the man if he would let me buy his coffee. He was a little surprised by the offer, but allowed it. He explained to me that his social security benefits didn’t arrive for another 3 days and he thought he had enough for that cup of coffee. I wished him a happy holiday season, paid for my iced tea and his coffee and off I went.
I was in that same QT several days later and ran in to that man again. I was getting my iced tea (again, big surprise) and he came up to me and asked if he could buy it for me. I obliged him and off we went.
Wouldn’t it be nice, just to be nice?! The next time you’re in line at Starbucks, a fast food restaraunt, anywhere, offer to pick up the tab for the person behind you. Who knows…you may start a chain reaction of random kindness!