This morning, Kentuckians awoke to temperatures barely above zero, with the whipping wind making it feel like it was below zero. It was definitely one of those mornings when all I wanted to do was stay warm and cozy in bed all dday, but I had children to get to school and a job to do. So, I pried the flannel sheets off of me and began my day, albeit reluctantly.
One of the ways I like to start my day is to treat myself to a cup of tea, specifically, a venti Tazo Zen Green Tea from Starbucks. Well, that was my go-to-drink until the recent Teavana takeover, so, now, I order a venti Emperor’s Cloud Green Tea, which doesn’t sound quite as positive and peaceful as my former order. But I digress.
After I placed my order at the drive through window and awaited my steaming cup of hot tea to be delivered to my cold hands, I heard a loud noise coming from the car behind me. I glanced in my rearview window and saw a person, whose glasses, knit cap, heavy winter coat, and gloves obscured their gender, who appeared to be in their late teens or early twenties behind the wheel of an older model car. The car seemed to be struggling on this frigid morning, and while I know next to nothing about cars, I do know something about kindness.
As I paid for my order, I also paid for the order of the person behind me. I have no idea who this person is, what this peson thought of my gesture, or if this person paid it forward, and I really am not concerned with any of these things. I only hope the $2.23 Grande Pikes Place coffee with extra cream made this person’s bitterly cold day a bit warmer and brighter, and I also hope that the car got to and from their destination safely and warmly today. Cheers!
Just One Thing Each Day . . .