Tonight my wife and I slipped out to Starbucks for a late evening treat. As I waited at the counter the lady asked what we would like. I told her I wanted three beef enchiladas with chipotle sauce. She asked if I wanted sour cream and guacamole with that. I of course said yes. We all laughed and ordered our usual Starbucks beverages of choice. She then proceeded to tell me her co-worker, the one making our beverages, went out to get some Mexican food but neglected to ask if she wanted anything. I asked her if she had gotten any supper to which she replied no.It reminds me of the saying, "Practice random acts of kindness and senseless beauty."
We collected our drinks. My wife knew what I was thinking before I asked. So, after a very short conference between my honey and me, we slipped down to Guadalahara restaurant. We ordered her...wait for it...three beef enchiladas, sour cream, chips, hot sauce, rice and beans. It was great because they put it all in one of their neat carry out bags. We went back down to Starbucks, waited in line, and BAM - put that bag of chow on the counter. The look on her face was priceless. She knew exactly what was going on. She exclaimed "NO WAY? YOU DIDN'T!" Her beverage making buddy was stunned.
We quickly left out of the store. We didnt tell them we went to church. We didn't say anything about Jesus. We simply blessed her and jetted. I love that kind of stuff. I love reminding people that there are kind souls in the world who put random acts of love and kindness into play without strings attached.
In a selfish kind of way, I think that stuff makes me feel better than it does the recipients. But that's ok. The look on her face was WAY worth it.