Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday..... {and paying it forward}

Tom was in line at the Chik-fil-a drive-thru this morning and ordered his chicken sandwich {with extra pickles naturally}. When he reached the window to pay, the cashier told him that the lady in front of him had paid for his food. The kind stranger had a message for him: Merry Christmas, and pay it forward.

Such kindness gives me the warm and fuzzies, and works to offset my negative feelings of the Christmas rush. Paying for someone else's meal costs only a few dollars, but the generosity it passes on - the shear weight of it - lasts so much longer.

This is also a call to action for me. As many of you may know, I have a list going at the day zero project. 'Pay for someones food at the drive-thru' is number 24 on my list, but I have yet to follow through with it.

I'm going to remedy that ASAP.

In the spirit of the season, I'd also like to challenge you - my lovely readers - to pay it forward as well. Spread some cheer in some small - or big! - way, and if you'd like, let us all know how it goes. You just might cause us to spring into action.

Happy Friday!

PS. Check out my new lap dog.

the princess is perfectly happy to sit like that all day......


  1. Inspirational! Love your lap dog too :)

  2. Remember the time you were buying me the soap dish,toothbrush holder and swan for the bathroom and you didn't have enough money at the register? You were very young the the woman in line gave you the money that you needed. Maybe pay it forward has been around for a long time!


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