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Ever have one of those days where things just keep going wrong? Nothing tragic, just a frustrating…annoying…nothing comes easy kind of day? Today was one of those days for me. And my mood just totally got turned around with a simple dollar bill. Yep, that’s what I said. $1.00.
Had to run a quick errand with my 5 year old tonight. On the way home, I took the last dollar out of my purse to treat us to 2 apple pies from McDonald’s drive thru. Well, I got up to the window, and the cashier said with a smile, “The woman in front of you already paid for it.”
Her car was gone by then, so I couldn’t even wave, but she really made my day. So whoever you are, mystery woman, thank you for the apple pies. Of course it’s not about the dollar I saved, but the gleeful feeling of surprise from that random act of kindness. It is so easy nowadays to be wary of strangers–to expect the worst of people. Yet sometimes they dare to prove us wrong. I think next time I hit the drive thru on a busy night, I just might pay this one forward, because I’ll bet that nice woman was smiling all the way home too.
I’m including more Christmas music for good measure. This is the most fun, upbeat versions of “What Child is This” I’ve ever heard, and it’s hard to find. Now that I’m in a good mood again, it only seems appropriate to share. Enjoy!
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