Case and point. Tell me this isn’t a shrink’s ultimate fantasy?
See exhibit A, your honor.
I want to share with you an event that happened to me this morning.
So I pull forward, order my coffee (somehow I still made it to work on time….you can rest easy!) and proceed cautiously to the window to pay. I debate for a moment about paying for the woman behind me. Payday isn’t until Friday and in all honesty, dear reader, I have maybe one tank of gas to my name until then. I decided that I’ll figure it out somehow and that it was the right thing to do to pay for her breakfast. (In the back of my mind, I’m thinking, please don’t have ordered $20 dollars worth of McMuffins!)
So I tell the cashier, “I’d like to pay for the woman behind me since I just backed into her.” And he looks at me and hands me my coffee and says, “The gentleman in front of you paid for your coffee.” He then explains to me that I was like the sixth car in the line that paid for the person behind me!
Okay…where the hell are the hidden cameras?
I couldn’t make this stuff up folks! I was moved to tears. I had no idea someone paid for my coffee! I felt so thankful that I decided to pay for her breakfast because it was the right thing to do; not because someone had done it for me. That’s the mind-blowing point here.
Stop and think about this for a moment.
We’ve all seen those commercials for some stupid product where they show how kindness is contagious.
Who knew that it was actually true?
Think about this for a moment.
If this event never happened, I would not be sitting here writing this blog.
Kindness and generosity is not only contagious it is INPSIRING. It FUELS CREATIVITY.
The words you are reading right now are a direct result of this experience.
Pretty powerful huh?
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