When Acts of Kindness Come Back to You

Posted on December 10, 2013 by Laura

Acts of kindness is truly the most wonderful time of the year for me.  For those of you who are new to the page, we do not repeat any challenges besides this one. There is something so special that happens in those awkward moments when you do something kind and out of the ordinary for someone.  People do not know what to do or think.  I love it!

Last Monday I was able to ‘pay it backward’ as someone on the Facebook page called it.  I was standing in line at Starbucks and I got that urge.  I knew I had to buy her coffee.  I got to the counter and told Maday, one of the morning baristas what I would have and that I would like to buy the lady behind me whatever she might want.  She was taken aback and told me I didn’t have to, and there it was… My favorite awkward few seconds.  She thanked me over and over and then we parted ways.

I feel like in giving the kindness, I get such fulfillment.  My week was made.

On Thursday morning, I was running a few minutes late and so I wasn’t going to stop, but I decided that I really needed a cup of coffee.  I ran in and hopped in line.  It wasn’t until I was almost at the counter And I was fidgeting with my phone to pull up my app to pay that I heard the words “and whatever she would like”. There in front of me stood the lady from Monday and now the tables were turned and I was saying the awkward thank you.

As I drove away, my heart was happy for the reminder that the good you do, will always come back to you.   Give and keep on giving, friends!

Speaking of giving, we would love to give you a Christmas card.  If you are interested, but haven’t sent us your address yet, email us at: christmas@thenextfortydays.com with your name and address and we’ll be sure to add you to the list!

Lastly, I want to leave you all with one of the coolest, most magical acts of kindness at Christmastime that I’ve ever seen! (Plus it’s a BRILLIANT marketing campaign… because Slim is in marketing for a living, he wont stop going nuts over it.)

(If you’re viewing via email, click here to watch the video: http://youtu.be/zIEIvi2MuEk)

Choose love today and always, in hopes to make life better! <3 Laura