Sometimes you can lose your faith in humanity. Who can blame you? You read about and see all the evil things done across the world. You see people murdering one another over nothing. Even in everyday examples, you find people who are rude and self-serving in nearly everything they do.
All that being said, people also surprise you. We all know that there are plenty of good people left out there, and it is always refreshing to find that out.
The other morning, I was driving through the McDonald’s drive-thru for breakfast. I saw the woman’s face in her sideview mirror in the car in front of me and realized it was someone I knew. I won’t tell her name, because I’m sure that’s not what she wanted.
Anyway, it was someone I know and always say “hi” to and enjoy talking to but also someone I don’t know real well or see that often. I was in the band with her kids at Monroe Central a few years back and got to know her and her family some then.
I ordered my usual and got up to the window to pay. The girl told me, “It’s been paid for.” I’m sure I looked dumbfounded, and I asked, “what?” She replied, “The woman in front of you paid for your food.”
Out of the blue, for no reason, she paid for my breakfast. It wasn’t a huge gesture only some people could make. It was a little gesture that any of us could make but rarely do.
This gesture put a smile on my face to start the day, and I was completely surprised by this woman’s generosity. It goes to show you that, when we put forth an effort, we can really brighten someone’s day.