Friday, September 14, 2012

Thank You For My Coffee

I was in the drive through line at Starbucks getting my usual cup of cofee, and it was my turn to pay.  I'm at the window and the guy says to me, "the lady in front of you bought your coffee today."  I said, "does she know me?" and he said, "I don't know, she just told me she'd pay for your coffee too."  I thought it was the nicest thing, and it made my day special.  Has that ever happened to you?

Let us be grateful
to people who make
us happy: they are
the charming
gardeners who
make our souls
~Marcel Proust
I hope


Terra said...

That was a wonderful moment to hear that the person ahead of you treated you. Your yellow roses are spectacular.

NanaDiana said...

Yes- It is kind of a Starbucks thing here. I do it quite often and I know other people do, too. Sometimes when someone starts it 5 or 6 people in a row will pay for the person behind them. Isn't that just a great day maker? xo Diana

Mary Smither said...

It happened to me once! Only I was at Sonic. I've never forgotten it!

Anonymous said...

How nice of her!!! When I was pregnant with my second child (very pregnant) this man came into my job with a Baskin Robbin's Sundae and all I could talk about was how good it looked, he went and bought me one, I will always remember that! Wishing you a lovely weekend, Xo, Ashely

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

So lovely that you had a nice Lady buy coffee for you and surely would have made your day wonderful and put a smile on your face.

Wishing you a happy weekend

Kristie Franklin said...

I don't recall that ever happening to me and I don't think it could have happened to a nicer person. It makes my heart happy to hear that people still do nice things for others. I love doing little things for others. Even something so small as letting a person go ahead of me in a grocery store line makes me feel good. ;)

oldthings said...

Dear Sherri
So kind that someone paid for your coffee !! it is so simple move and you
gave to you happiness .Thank you so much for your wish !If something happens to me this week like you , I'll thinking of you that moment and I give you back your same lovely wish !

It's me said...

I hope that special !! enjoy your weekend/////i loooooove Pinterest !!! nice to do !!....o my...mopre ours

val's alentejo said...

That was a lovely gesture of that lady. I read on one of your comments that in some Starbuck's they do that. What a great way to start the day.
Its never happened to me. But i would like to do that when next at Starbuck's in Lisbon..spread a little love.):
There are kind people with warm hearts out there..Its not all bad.
Happy weekend Sheri.
val xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear heart.

Yes, my friend Irina and I got together and she always make me happy; she is an extraordinary human being....not too many of those around in close proximity....

ENJOY a day filled with friends and loved ones my sweet Sheri! Anita

Red Rose Alley said...

My dear Ria,
I didn't get this picture from Pinterest. I took it myself while I was visiting a small town. Thank you for your lovely comment. I always smile when I see "It's Me."
~Love, Sheri

The Painted Garden said...


What a lovely post. Yes - the same thing happened to me at a drive through - when I went to pay the clerk said the man in front of you paid - he said seeing you smiling and laughing in your car made his day.
Have a lovely day.

Cinzia said...

Hello Sherri, I'm very happy about your visit and about your words! I've seen your blog and I like very much, I follow you, don't worry!
Have a nice w.e.!

Miky said...

Hi Sheri,
your yellow roses are very beautiful.
Have a happy weekend.

Tammy said...

Hello ladies!!! Thank you so much for visiting! I am LOVE with your blog...I am so pleased we found each other. I have added your blog to my daily reads to make sure I visit again.

What a lovely post, Sherri. The kindness of strangers can be overwhelming at times especially when the world seems like a dark place.

Thank you again for visiting :)

Miss Iris said... nice of her to do that. There are many many lovely people in this world. I'll have to make someones mornings next time I go to Starbucks. Xo

Mary said...

That is such a sweet pay it forward.

Mimi said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL GESTURE!!AND I ALWAYS say PAY IT FORWARD...Actually Sept. 1st is National Pay it forward day!!!But everyday can be!!!!
I have done this for strangers and it is a great blessing to BLESS others!!!
God Bless you this day!!

Shirley said...

It is so nice to hear about the good things that happen in life. I always try to say nice things to folks who don't expect it! I might have to try this the next time I'm in a coffee line..

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

How nice to receive that blessing. When things like that happen, doesn't it make us want to pay it forward?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet friend!

How nice to see your comment this morning as I open up my computer. My dear, I so hope that your cold GOES AWAY SOON in time for Nel's BIG DAY! This summer colds are such a shock to our systems, after having basked in summer warmth!

Your kind friendship and words really are a soothing balm to my heart. Many uncertainties in my career move are leaving me a bit on the blue side BUT the love of friends is so valuable. THANK YOU for making me feel special and validating my efforts to write and reach others.

Cozy up today and get well my dear. Anita

nice said...

Such a warm and interesting story and a beautiful picture too. You are right, even a small thing can brighten our day and make us happy.

Alina said...

Those rare moments when our lives are touched by kindness...priceless. Am so glad you got to enjoy one! XO

magie said...

How very kind and thoughtful of the is the little things like that, that really makes someone's day :)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.. x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I AM SO TOUCHED....I AM SO AMAZED that my post had this effect on you dearest heart!

Just the other night, I cried UNCONTROLLABY when I read a post by a dear friend. Her music, her ART and her words hit my heart so gently that I cried to the point of a headache for TWO DAYS. ONE NEVER KNOWS what our words will do for someone else...and here I thought this post was surely a DUD, not conveying what I really wanted to say. But POETRY cannot TELL, it has to show...and I am learning how to do that. I am learning that if it MOVES the reader, it is poetry.

You can do what is asked of you. YOU CAN.


miss b said...

Just catching up on your lovely blog posts! How lovely to hear that there are kind people like this around - that was such a thoughtful thing to do - no wonder it made your day! Lovely photo too.

t said...

Nice post!

Ferdinand said...

That was a nice experience Sheri. I guess, that is God's work, most of the time he will use others to put a smile on your face to remind you that He loves you :)

romance-of-roses said...

Well if that wasn't one of the nicest things to do. Very nice post. Hugs...Lu

Ingeborg said...

Wow, what a kind lady that was to pay for your coffee. That's what acts of kindness is all about! Wonderful! Enjoy the day!!

SUGAR LANE said...

nice story :)
thx for your sweet comment, of course i follow u, i think it's great that u share a blog with your daughters!
kisses from Spain,

KATE ♥ said...

Tank you!
Yes I have a translation button.
Just skroll down and looc.
Have a nice day!
Kate <3

Elaine said...

Hi Sheri! Thank you so much for visiting me at Creating Wonderful Spaces! I am now a follower and really love the uplifting spirit of your blog. I can see you are a very creative person, and I look forward to many more posts!


*When I lived in the Philly area, I would always pay the bridge toll for the car behind me, just for fun!

KATE ♥ said...

Thank you.
Your post made ​​me happy.
Kate <3

Linda said...

Awwww. makes me smile. I am sure you were so surprised! It's great to know there are so many sweet people in the world.

Lila Moonlight said...

No it didnt. Such a sweet gesture, makes one's day really : )

D said...

What a great idea. I think I'll try that :)

Christine said...

Yes! This has happened to me a few times now! I have also done the same to the person behind me in line from time to time when I have had extra change in my really is more blessed to give.