"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas! 

A delightful incident happened to me yesterday morning. I got up early, wrapped and packaged three copies of my memoir, grabbed some Christmas cards I still hadn't mailed, and drove to my nearby post office. I got there about 10 minutes after they opened, so there was No Waiting! Yippee! (No, that's not the incident I was referring to.)

On the way home, I went to a well known fast food Drive-Thru to get a cup of coffee, since I hadn't taken the time to make any at home....yet. When I pulled up to the window to pay for it, I was informed by the young employee that I didn't owe anything...that the driver in the car in front of me paid for it! Which then prompted me to want to do the same. I didn't have a whole lot of money with me, so before I automatically declared I'd pay the total for the car behind me, I asked how much it was. (What if the driver was picking up a breakfast order for an entire office??) The total was something like $4.60, so I said, "Okay. I'll pay for it!" 

Something as simple as that, gave me such a smile on my face and joy in my heart. I wonder if the trend continued until that particular group of cars were gone? I'm sure many of you have done the same, or have wanted to. 

Random Acts of Kindness
Nothing is too small or insignificant


"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone." -- Charles Schulz

31 comments:

  1. I love random acts of kindness! I've been the giver and the receiver from time to time. It is a nice feeling. Have a blessed Christmas Becky. See you in the New Year. May you have a peaceful, healthy and prosperous 2014!

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    1. That's wonderful that you've also benefited from this, by both receiving AND giving! Merry Christmas to you, too, Joyful, and I wish you all things wonderful in 2014!

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  2. What a lovely boost to your day - or indeed anyone's day. Such a small gesture, with HUGE ramifications. Love it.
    Happy Christmas to you and yours. May your Chin Hairs disappear out the door with the speed of light.

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    1. Hi EC! Happy Christmas to you, too.....and I'd love it if Santa could make my chin hair disappear! :)

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  3. Love that random act of kindness. Nice one. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly.

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    1. Thank you!! Is it Tuesday again?? Sheesh... LOL

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  4. A non-queue would mean a WONDERFUL incident to me, Becky. But what a lovely RAK from the man in front of you in the drive-through. And that you did the same, means you "paid the good deed forward". Merry Christmas to you, your hubby and dear Vern. (((Hugs))) Jo

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    1. Hi Jo! How sweet you are. Thank you so much, and Merry Christmas to you and Grant, too!

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  5. That is one of the sweetest things I have Ver heard. Just brilliant and yet simple!

    Becky, I wanted to stop by and wish you the Merriest Christmas ever!

    Much love,

    Sheila

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    1. Hi Sheila! I think so, too. Such a small, sweet thing to do.Thank you for stopping by, and I wish you and Mr. Magpie the best Christmas!

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    1. Oh, that's okay! I knew what you meant! :)

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  7. I've heard about this pay-it-forward thing, I don't think it happens much out here, it's a lovely idea though. I've seen other random acts of kindness, at supermarket checkouts, if someone is a dollar or two short for their total, someone in the queue will pay up the extra so they don't have to put things back. As a checkout operator, I've even done it myself, let the customer go and topped up the till later with my own money.

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    1. Hi River! Thanks for stopping and sharing your observations of random acts of kindness, and that of your own, too!

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  8. If only everyday people expressed their generosity with a smile, a kind word or by buying the next guy in line a meal. Very nice. Our reading was fun in an historic old building.

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    1. Hi Linda! Thank you for stopping by. Nice to see your face here! And I'm glad to know your book signing was fun!

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  9. Raqndom acts of kindness are wonderful any time of year but especially lovely at Christmas.

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    1. Hi Delores! Yes...I'm going to try to remember to do that all year!

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  10. BECKY-O! ~
    Hmmm... I'm going to have to start following you to fast food joints!

    I wanted to stop by and wish you a...
    Merry CHRISTmas!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Hey Stephen T! You'd have to drive p-r-e-t-t-y far to be in my part of the country! LOL
      Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a very Merry Christmas, too!

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  11. What a wonderful deal in Christmas week!! Merry Christmas, Becky.

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    1. Hi Bookie! Yes, it was fun. I might try it again today, since I WILL be out shopping!! :)
      Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  12. YOU ARE AWESOME. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Awww, shucks.....t'was nothin' !! :)

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    2. Oh, and Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  13. Yes, it happened here! My order of one Burger King chicken sandwich meal for my son was half paid-for by a driver two cars ahead. I think the guy ahead of us only got sodas.

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Yay for Val ~~ And Merry Christmas!

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  14. Awwwwww, that was a sweet story, Becky.

    Received your Christmas card and loved it. Thank you soooo much. Susan

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    1. Hi Susan! Thank you, Susan and I'm so glad you liked the Christmas card!

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  15. How lovely! A very special Christmas "incident" indeed :)

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    1. Hi Estrella! Yes, it really was....thank you!

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