February 25th, 2014
Paying It Forward
You won't believe what happened to me this morning. I have to tattle on myself in order to tell this story but it's so worth it! I was feeling pretty stressed this morning, so I decided to go through McDonald's and get an Egg McMuffin (I'm doing Weight Watcher's - that's where the tattling comes in) on my way into work. However, that's not all I have to confess. Today, Egg McMuffins were two for $3.00 so, of course, I got two.
When I got up to the window to pay, the McDonald's employee told me that the vehicle in front of me paid for my Egg McMuffins. I was shocked, and asked the employee if I knew the woman who had paid for my breakfast. The girl said she didn't know whether we knew each other, she just knew that the woman paid for my Egg McMuffins!
I was flabbergasted, to say the least. Who does that? To pay it forward, I put my $3.00 in the little slot that takes contributions for Ronald McDonald House. Hours later, I realized that it would have been really wonderful to have used the chance to pay for the order of the person in the car behind me instead. Who knows how long this could have gone on? Oh well, maybe next time.
Until then, as I didn't have the opportunity to thank her in person, I want to use this chance to say thank you to the woman in the red Ford Escape with a Michigan sticker in the back window and a Michigan license plate bracket! You really made my morning much more pleasant.
Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness? How did it make you feel?