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In December, I was down in Texas visiting family for the holidays. I really enjoyed this considering the last time I had Christmas there my eldest child was about 7 months old and now he is 7 years old. So it’s been quite some time.
My family also got to celebrate Baby Bug’s 4th birthday which was a first for them. My grandmother was so excited and tried so hard to make everything special. She’s one of those people that still calls all of her children on their birthdays and sings them happy birthday. SO sweet! Love and appreciate her so much!! Anywho, Baby Bug had a great day.
I’m not sure why but I usually sleep pretty crappy if I am not in my own bed. I love vacations but usually don’t sleep well for beans. So of course one of the nights at my dad’s house I just couldn’t sleep and woke up early which made for a hard day. Maybe it was Dude, my dad’s dog, who just had to come upstairs and hack something up next to my head that did it. Who knows? Totally could of used a sleep mask there along with some ear plugs.
Well that day we were going to visit my grandmother so on the way I decided I needed some Starbucks. I don’t have it every day or anything but I do like a Starbucks Café Vanilla Frappuccino every now and again. Way too expensive for me to drink everyday. Making my own K-Cups with Keurig works just fine for me and saves me money in the long run.
At Starbucks I ordered my usual and when we got to the window the guy passing out the orders said “The van in front of you paid yours too. Here you go.”. We were like what? Never had that happen before and it was a bit surprising at first. This person we didn’t know at all just bought us a Frappuccino out of the goodness of their heart? We were very touched and it made us think.
Just imagine if we all did that. Just did a little something for a random person out there everyday. Making their day a bit brighter. If we all just kept doing that the world might not be so scary to some.
It could be as simple as complimenting someone. Starbucks is really the perfect place to do this if you are wanting to pay for someone elses order since you know that can’t really be ordering that much. Unless you happen to come across someone picking up orders for his or her workplace. You’d just be making a whole bunch of people happy then and spreading Starbuck Paying It Forward random act of kindness. Seriously though – it doesn’t have to be anything big but remember that little gesture may just go further than you think.
Guess, what I did the next time I went to Starbucks? That’s right – paid for the person behind me too. One random act of kindness can really make a difference.
Do you have a paying it forward story?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.