Thursday, February 19, 2009
Best. Give. Ever.
Okay, you all know I'm doing the 29 Day Giving Challenge, right? Today, I had what felt like the best give ever. I had been thinking about it for a little over 24 hours. My substitute yoga teacher yesterday was talking about abundance, and she said, "Not just financial abundance, but things like an abundance of sunshine, or an abundance of daffodils, because Trader Joe's has them on sale for $1.69 a bunch." At that moment I thought "How cool would it be to buy a bunch of daffodils & just give them to the person behind me in line?" So, today, I went to Trader Joe's, picked up 4 bunches of daffodils (and other stuff) and when the cashier rang them up, I just told her to bag one up separately from the other 3. At this point, no one was behind me in line, so I thought I'd just wait and see, and if no one showed up, I'd just pick someone at random. Well, a lady got behind me in line & I saw that she had some tulips, but no daffodils, so I waited until the cashier was putting the daffodils in my bags & asked her to hand me the one she'd bagged separately. She wished me well & turned to the lady behind me to check her out. I turned to her too & handed the daffodils and said, "These are for you." The look on her face ... OMG ... I wish I had a camera. Her jaw literally dropped, and she stammered, "Why, thank you!" I replied, "I just wanted to brighten your day," smiled & left. Behind me, I could hear her talking to the cashier about what a nice thing it was ... and all I could think was, "Hey, YOU made my day!"