Friday, January 20, 2012
Day 20: Bought Breakfast for a Stranger
I was slow getting up this morning and wasn't able to get breakfast before dropping off my wife and daughter. So before my first appointment of the day, I stopped in to McDonald's to grab some food (sorry babe, it was the only thing around). While I was trying to decide with which delicious fare I would clog my arteries, I noticed a woman counting change to pay for her order. It was apparent that she was going to come up short and not be able to pay for her meal. At best, she was going to be able to get just the coffee. Before she had the opportunity to cancel her order, I decided to buy the woman's breakfast. She was very thankful and sweet and even offered to give me the change to cover part of the cost. I told her she didn't need to pay me and asked if she could just do a random act of kindness for someone today. She was very happy to oblige. So, today's random act ended up actually being random and spur of the moment.