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.
“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.