10.02.2013

31 Days: Day 1 Recap

After I wrote my post Monday night to go live on the blog yesterday, I was giddy with excitement. I couldn't sleep for all of the brainstorming and thoughts running through my mind.

October 1st - When I woke up, I was running late to work, but I was still thinking of what I could do for my act of kindness for the day. I absentmindedly drove to Starbucks for a coffee. (since it was October 1st, I felt it was necessary to indulge in my first PSL of the year!) ;) 


While I was sitting in the long drive thru line I decided to pay for someone else's coffee. I've done this before, quite a few times, so at first I wondered if this was a cop out. Or did this actually count as a random act of kindness? I decided that yes, it did count because it's a new stranger this time. 

As I was waiting on my turn, an SUV on the opposite direction of the road was also trying to get into the line. She was there before me, so I assumed she'd go first. She waved me ahead, letting me know to go ahead and cut her in line. It certainly made me smile, as I said before I was running late to work. This made me feel really good about buying her coffee. 

When I glanced in my rear view mirror, I assumed she was a mom because I noticed a young child in a car seat in the backseat. The woman driving also looked a bit frazzled, or like she had just rolled out of bed and the coffee at home wasn't cutting it so she loaded up the kid and made a trip to Starbucks.

When I got to the window and told my favorite barista to please scan my card for the person behind me, he smiled. I asked him to tell her that I hope she has a great day and to please pay it forward, and I drove off and headed to work.

I hope I made her day, or at least made her smile for the ride home.


15 comments:

Jenn said...

That's great! I love how quickly karma worked for that lady who let you in line first! So nice of you--what a great idea to do a random act of kindness every day!

Jenn @ Party of One said...

LOVE this. It's so cool that you got to observe the person you did a RACK for too. I just know that she really appreciated that coffee and I'm sure she paid it forward!

Lauren said...

Super observant of you! This should count for double because being kind before coffee doesn't come easily, at least not to me!

Danielle Spakes said...

I like this! I didn't see the 31 day challenge until last night and with the wedding this month it's just not going to happen. But I'm looking forward to reading all about yours!

Miranda Jones said...

I love this challenge idea and can't wait to see what else you come up with! I think this was a great start and I'm sure you made her day!

Meg O. said...

LOVE this!!! I bet you made that mama's day!

Rachelle @ Inner Loop Adventures said...

That's so sweet! I'm sure that mom was shocked! I love the topic you've chosen for the 31 day challenge. I can't wait to read what other things you do throughout the month!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

That's really awesome!! And it def counts!

You are amazing and made me happy just for posting this story so count it as another bonus act for cheering me up :)

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thenerdykatie said...

Awww!!

Jessica Roth said...

You are totally the one who introduced me to 31 days and I'm way excited ( http://www.definitelyawoman.com/2013/10/31-days-of-eating-at-home.html if you wanna check it out!)

I think it's really awesome you're doing this! It's amazing how one nice gesture a day makes you feel so great! Keep it up girl!

Meghan said...

Aww! You are such a sweetie! Someone did the same thing for me a few weeks ago and it made my day!

Micah said...

I love this project you're doing. Can't wait to see more posts about it. :)

Lindsey Let the Light Shine Blog said...

This is definitely a good one. I have done this before and love driving away, hoping that it made that person's day a little better!

Holly said...

It totally counts to buy someone's coffee!! I used to think that was a cop-out, but a lot of the times that I buy someone's coffee is really just because I'm feeling moved to do it right then and there. I have yet for it to happen to me, but I'm sure that made their day!!!

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