Task: I will buy chick- fil- a for the car behind me in in the drive thru line. Maybe the person behind me will buy for someone else. Maybe not, but worst comes to worst, I made the day for the person behind me.
I got up early, I dropped by child off at daycare early and drove to Chick- fil-A. Every other time I've been there, 100 million cars are there. Today. It was a ghost town. Didn't the universe know I was trying to be nice today? Grrr. So I pulled into the drive thru, very slow. I spoke into the speaker slowly, "Um, I would like, er, um, Chick- fil- A chicken biscuit and um, I, er I guess a fruit salad."
No one was behind me. I drove slowly around the corner. No one. I watched my mirror the entire time and as I was planning to come back for lunch a car pulled up behind me. I pumped my fists up the in air and of course the woman could see me, but she had no idea she was the reason why I was happy. The car in front of me pulled forward and it was my turn at the window. "That will be $4.75."
"Can I pay for the person behind me."
"Sure. That will be $2.50" I handed him my card.
It was that easy!
I got my food, my card and drove away.
I was stopped at the traffic light and the woman pulled up behind me.
She had no idea I was the one who paid for her food. She was smiling. Not one of those hey a got something for free smile, but a smile so big it reached her eyes. It was one of those smiles that you see from someone and it makes you smile.
I made her day. That was the whole point of this.
She made mine. Because every time something went wrong today, then I thought about her smile.
Will I do it again?: Yes.
How much did it cost me? $2.50
How much effort did it take? None- I was doing it anyway, I had to say one more sentence.
How much time did it take? 5 seconds.
Truth be told I did one more nice thing today, but I will be posting it on another day. The important thing to do is post something every day.
Best part, I don't have to super nice to everyone, at all times. One person for 5 seconds and its that easy.
I'm not about to do something impressive like this.
But one little thing to make the world a slightly nicer place.
Does anyone have any suggestions