I was inspired by someone’s post on Facebook this morning, when she mentioned she paid for the order of someone behind her while at the Starbucks drive-thru.
I have done just the same in different situations, but acknowledge there is something about an unexpected gift of generosity that we all too often do not encounter. This simple act alone can change the entire flow of a person’s attitude, which can change a person’s day, which can change how they interact with others, which can change…you get the idea right? My goal for today was to pay it forward, and I did! I purchased the breakfast of a young woman behind me. She was speechless, and at first thought I was joking. When she realized I was sincere, all she could do was say “thank you” and look at me in wonderment. I told her it was nothing, but that she was now “tagged” to pay it forward to someone else.
Today, I challenge you to “pay it forward;” removing the focus off of yourself to help someone…anyone for that matter!
Can you imagine the impact of the lives YOU could change? Helping one person, who helps one person, and who then helps one person…etc. Let us create a human chain reaction of GOOD things! We have enough negative that we are surrounded by in our daily lives. I’ve heard that negative energy is contagious, but I believe positive energy can be just as contagious but is more beneficial to the growth of the human spirit!
It’s the simple things after all :-)