I’m not sure if I’ve wrote about this before. I probably could’ve filed through to be sure I’m not repeating myself but isn’t that kind of the point of rambling. Going on and on and on and on…. it’s basically the Webster definition, okay, the Norwegian Webster definition. Slightly modified yet still synonymous. Any-who here it is…
Last week I had a hankering for Caribou coffee. If you didn’t know, I’m a bit of a coffee fanatic. So, here I sit in 80+ degree weather in my black leather upholstered, non-air conditioned car, hating every sweaty second of my wait in line. While my anxiety built and my head hung out the window like a hound I hear my total out the window to the car ahead of me. I found it odd but assumed an iced mocha and turkey ciabatta was the hot item of the day. I finally get to the window; hand over my debit card to find it’s already been taken care of. WOW! I suddenly felt a bit sheepish for complaining about my lengthy wait. My guess is that for one of two reasons this wonderful person picked up my bill. They either felt my pain as my head and tongue hung out the window or they had a kind heart that enjoys a surprise just as much as myself! I’ll go with the latter. I think even if the barista wanted to slap the smile off my face it wouldn’t have worked. It really is the most fluttery of feelings when someone does such a thing. My mind raced with how I would pay it forward and how I would continue the good deed. Unfortunately I was very unoriginal and paid for the car behind me. As soon as I see the car pull up behind me I told the Caribou worker, “We might as well keep this thing going.” She matched my smile and took my card.
You hear about these pay it forward acts fairly often. It’s humanity at its finest. Doing something for someone without knowing their name, beliefs, political views or their take on public breast feeding. Thanks to Facebook I could tell you everyone who is pro and who is no on that fine subject. All kidding aside it is rather refreshing to be selfless and to do it on an unannounced note. I realize talking about it in a blog isn’t very hush-hush but at least its spreading awareness. Yes, awareness.
It’s unfortunate we need to spread awareness for humanity. But, welcome to the world we live in. I’m not saying everything and everyone is bad but acts such as the one I’ve shared with you today, surely give me hope for all the good out there. It’s undeniable that these events begin a chain reaction of good fun, positive spirit and joy. So, why isn’t there more of it?
This reminds me of the last time I lit the good karma flame. While out to a restaurant with my parents I seen an older couple digging for a coupon. The lady at the counter looked slightly irritated and called me forward to ring me up. I quietly asked her to ring up the couple’s food and she appeared confused. After some coaxing she did as I asked. Thankfully this was all done before the couple found what they were looking for because I think the gentleman would have tried to talk me out of it. When the couple looked up in amazement, they stuttered ever so slightly and asked, “How’d you do that.” I simply replied, “Magic.”
Following my last question….When is the last time you used your magic?