I was reading Michelle DeRusha’s post this morning and it brought back memories of last year.  I decided to share this post again….


Did you read this post by Michelle where she talked about doing small things with great love during Advent?  I loved the post and decided to give it a whirl.

Monday morning dawned and I already wrote about God using my coffee pot to teach me a lesson.  In lieu of that fact, I decided I would drive through Dunkin’ Donuts on my way to work (actually it is not exactly on the way) and get a coffee and pay for the person behind me.  Maybe not exactly what Michelle was talking about, but it was working for me.

I ordered my coffee, drove to the window and told the girl I wanted to pay for the order behind me.

“Who is it?” she asked.

“I have no idea.  I just want to pay for the order.”  I said.

“Oh.  A random act.  Ok.  He isn’t finished ordering.”  she said.

I waited.

“Is he finished yet?” I said.

“No.” she replied.

“How much is it?” I asked.

“$13.00.  Wait.  He isn’t finished.”

This conversation went on like this for almost 2 minutes!  The girl at the window told me twice, you don’t have to do this, to which I replied, “no, it’s fine.”

However, when the order was over $20.00 and the person STILL. WAS. NOT. FINISHED.  I gave the girl $5.00 and told her to put it towards the order and tell the person to have a nice day.

I needed to get to work!

As I drove away, I see the person finally pulling away from where he was placing his order.  In a HUMMER!

Seriously!  I thought that was so funny. 

On Sunday, my  #SmallThingsGreatLove act was holding my tongue during a conversation.  It took some serious prayer beforehand, but it worked out beautifully. 

On a different note, I got the nicest e-mail from Barbie recently. She asked if I was willing to be her Inspired Blogger for December.  I was truly honored.  If you click on the that link, you might learn a thing or two about me that you didn’t know.

That being said, I totally understand if you don’t care.  But, I do encourage you to check out Barbie’s blog, My Freshly Brewed Life.  She shares some about her family Christmas traditions here and has some good cookie recipes too. 

I’m linking with Jennifer today for Tell His Story.


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