i had a great day on saturday and it was made nicer by two really small things that went a long way.
first, i had to be to work by 10am. i left the house a little early because i wanted to stop and get a coffee first. the cool weather pretty much demanded it. well, i had to stop to put gas in my car and well and ended up getting to starbucks with about 5 minutes to get in and get out. i walked in and saw a huge line (a new girl was being trained on the register and she just ended up being much slower than normal).
“ugh, this stinks. now i have to decide if i’ll skip my coffee or be late,” were the first thoughts to go through my head, but i got in line and checked my watch a million times while moving closer and closer. finally, there was only one person ahead of me, but i could see he was holding a list of orders in his hand, so clearly he’d take a while. i asked if i could slip ahead of him since i was only getting coffee and was running late and he was so nice about it! he didn’t bat and eye and let me go.
i made it to work on time and i got me coffee! but more importantly, that completely started my day out with a new outlook. i know it’s a small thing, but it was just what i needed. my mood was better through the rest of the day because of that!
the second thing happened at work. a customer came in and i chatted with him about his plans for the rest of the day, which included making a couple batches of salsa for a gathering later that day. we talked about the recipe he uses and the merits of different levels of spiciness.
he left, i wished him a good day, and moved on.
three hours later, he was back with samples of his two batches of homemade salsa and some chips for me so i could try the salsa right away!
how nice is that?!?
by the way, the salsa was amazing!
i know these both seem like really insignificant things, but maybe i was just needing a little bit of a boost on saturday, because they definitely made an impact on me.
it also made me want to make an effort to do more acts of kindness. it’s so easy to get stuck in the every-day tasks and busy-ness, but if i could do something simple that made someone feel as grateful as those two things on saturday, it would make me feel pretty awesome too.
have you experienced any acts of kindness lately?
i always mean to pay for the person behind me in the drive-through line and stuff like that, but it’s so easy to be caught up in my whatever, that it doesn’t even occur to me in the moment.