Recently, Facebook (source of cute cat videos, funny memes, and other delights) reminded me of something nice that happened three years ago. I thought it might give you a smile. 🙂
From February 21, 2014
So, I went to Starbucks at lunch (shocking, I know), and as I walked inside I paused to hold the door for the lady behind me. Our eyes met, and I smiled at her and said hi. A few minutes later, I’m at the counter and I order my drink. The barista rings up the total, and before I can pay, the woman shoves a card at the cashier. “I’m paying for this lady’s drink,” she says.
“Really?” I squeal. “Thank you! Why?”
“Because you held the door for me and smiled,” she says. “I was having a terrible day, and it really meant a lot that you did that.”
Wow, right? A little routine politeness can really make a difference. It can brighten someone’s day, and even score a free cup of coffee!
Hugs, and stay warm!