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.