Monday, September 30, 2019

Pay It Forward - Revisited


Recently I told you how happy I felt when a complete stranger paid for my meal at a fast food drive through. I was so surprised that I simply drove on through with a smile on my face.

I wished I had extended the favor for the car behind me. I was just too surprised.

The other day I was in town. As I often do when I drive that far I stopped to grab some fast food so I would not have to cook when I got home.

When I pulled up to the window to pay I asked how much the order for the car behind me would cost. I am limited because I have only my retirement funds to spend. I could handle the cost.

I told the cashier that I wanted to pay for the car behind me. She asked if I knew the person. I said no. Did I want her to have my name. No. She took my money.

I went to the next window only to be told that they were in the middle of cooking something that I had ordered. Would I please pull ahead and wait? Of course I would.

As I was waiting the women whose order I paid for drove by. They both had big smiles and waved in appreciation.

I was happy. They were happy. It was a pleasant experience.




27 comments:

  1. What a great experience.
    It makes me happy to read that you were happy and they were happy.
    Now I'm going to go make somebody happy.

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    1. Wonderful. I hope you will write about it in your blog.

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    2. I did get around to making someone happy. Told my husband he didn't have to help with the dishes .... for one day. I'm not sure that is what you had in mind. lol

      I did take your suggestion and wrote something in my blog.

      https://nothoughtsnoprayersnonothing.blogspot.com/2019/10/marvelous-followers.html

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    3. If you were happy and your husband was happy Then you were successful. You are my cup of tea. By the way I am glad you put up a followers list. Now I will be notified each time you have a new post.

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  2. What a wonderful thing to do! There too little random kindness in this world. You've done your bit to increase it.

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  3. Being kind costs nothing in comparison. What a kind soul you are.

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    1. I totally agree. I often say that a smile costs nothing to give and the recipient has a smile to give to the next person.

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  4. It truly is better to give than receive. That good feeling you have will last for a long time.

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  5. one of the most PRECIOUS post dear Emma :)))

    i am so proud of you that you made yourself a source of smile for someone else :)
    i am speechless with your sweetness my friend!
    this world need such beauty of character and purity of soul
    thank you so much for glorifying my day
    hugs!

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    1. This is high praise coming from a wonderful person like you. I think that maybe you are making me out to be more honorable than I am. Your serenity and inner strength are traits that I admire.

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  6. I want to try doing it someday. It could be so rewarding.

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    1. It is really easy. I asked how much the order behind me would cost. Since it was within my means I told the cashier I wanted to pay it. That is all there is to it. If you decide to try I would love to hear about it.

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  7. What a great feeling that certainly gave you AND the people who enjoyed the meal. Kudos to you, Emma, for paying it forward.

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    1. If a person can afford it he/she should give it a try. If not just give away a bunch of smiles.

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  8. This happened to me last summer. Then next time I went there, I did it for the person behind me.
    I can tell you, it lifted my spirits all week.

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    1. Amazing what a small thing like that can make you feel so good.

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  10. That's great! In Georgia, they would have rolled down the window and said "wish we had ordered the milkshakes now!" 😄

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  11. Wow, that's how we make a kinder world come true. Thanks! :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. If each person in the world would do just one small act of kindness each day just think of all the good feelings we would experience.

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