Sunday, May 22, 2016

Today's Your Lucky Day

I was driving through Starbucks recently and ordered my usual, and while I was waiting in line I thought to myself, "oh no, I left my card at home.   Well, I'll just ask them if I can come back later and pay."  After all, I'm a regular, and they know me.  When I got up to the window I said to the woman,  "I left my card at home," and she said to me,  "today's your lucky day, cause the guy in front of you paid for yours, and he said to have a nice day."  I smiled and was relieved.  I thought about how total strangers can be so nice at times, and that I've had my coffee paid for a lot lately.  So, I wanted to return the favor, and today I paid for the person in back of me.  Sometimes it's the pleasant strangers in your life who bring the most joy.


These are the flowers
I see when I'm
waiting in line to get
my coffee.
 
 
 
I hope today will be your
lucky day.
 
~Sheri

27 comments:

a writing place said...

This is a delightful thing, for people to do. :-)

And how nice, to see wild flowers, while waiting in line at Starbucks.

Jody and Stan said...

Paying it forward! What a wonderful surprise! I remember I was on the Oakland Bay Bridge and someone paid my fee across the bridge, it made me smile that morning going to work! Thanks for the inspiration.
I'll pay it forward for someone today too ♥
Hugs,
Jody

Lowcarb team member said...

That is so nice to read ...
So nice to see flowers too - no matter where you are.

Enjoy your day

All the best Jan

Susie said...

Hi Sheri, So nice when people are kind. I always kept a little coin purse in my console for coffee, at our coffee shop. I miss that place...the man that owned it passed away. I think that flower is lavender..so pretty. Blessings to you for a great Sunday. xoxo,love, Susie

janice15 said...

That was nice very sweet and great that you returned the favor. Hugs with love Janice

Rozen en vlinders said...

Mine husband had once trouble in a garage with losing his parkingcard and had not enough money in his pocket, than a strange woman paid a hole new card and want not later the money return . He was so happy and never forget this ,there are still nice people that helps and bring you a lucky day like by you ...

LoveT. said...

Happy Sunday Sheri :)

lovely Greetings!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Acts of kindness are such wonderful surprises, Sheri. I love this sweet post about reminders to give to our fellow man. We never know who we can be an angel for. Have a lovely evening. ♥

Susie Swanson said...

That's so nice and it's a shame that people don't do more kindness. Kudos to you my sweet friend. Enjoy your week. xo

20 North Ora said...

Doesn't that restore your faith in mankind (or womankind)? LOL Such a small thing that can make a person's day.

Judy

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Such a lovely thing to happen to you and there are some thoughtful people out there.
'Always be a little kinder than necessary' is the note that I have on my notice board today.
Have a great new week
hugs
Carolyn

bbb said...

oh wow that's so nice! thank you for sharing the story it makes me feel so good about the world a little bit more! have a lovely week :) xx

TARYTERRE said...

Paying it forward. What a sweet gesture. People are good at heart.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, what a sweet sign of KINDNESS in the world! If only this could happen all the time! Love this story dear Sheri, and I too hope today will be our lucky day once again.

It's me said...

I hope it toooooo.....send je luck Darling...always welcome live happy lucky week Ria x❤️

Jeanie said...

Don't you love a random act of kindness? It makes a good reminder on passing it on!

Lavender is a favorite -- yours is beautiful!

Laura said...

What a great story. It's so simple but such a nice thing to do! You surely had a lucky day! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog ;-) xo
http://www.hollylovespaul.com/

Heather Orr Lindstrom said...

How lovely, Sheri. Thank you for sharing this sweet story to brighten my day. Paying it forward, yet again. ;)
xx,
Heather

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a nice surprise and such a thoughtful thing to do! Kindness always ripples outward.....Thanks for making me smile. Hugs xo Karen

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Now THAT is what I call serendipity! What are the odds the exact day you didn't have money someone would pay for you?!

Such a lovely story Sheri!

Things and Thoughts said...

A spontaneous squeeze of kindness, what better could happens? Lavender is on top of my favorites! I have an amount of them in the garden.
Have a nice day Sheri!
Olympia

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

You know you spread joy wherever you go!
Thank you for sharing this story on goodness-we all need to hear more good things like this and then in return be the person who gives back!
Love,
Jemma

Carla from The River said...

I just love this...thank you for sharing this story. I agree, we can change a person's day with doing acts of kindness.
:-)
Carla

Dewena said...

I love it every time I read a story like this! Isn't it wonderful that this practice has spread. And maybe the person you paid for behind you really needed it that day to lift their spirit.

Sherry said...

what an unexpected grace! :)

Michelle B said...

It was your lucky day! How sweet of him to pay for your coffee and to pick that day of all days. :)

Gypsy Heart said...

I LOVE doing RAOK's! The anonymous kind are my favorite. So glad someone was kind to you!

xo
Pat