I was in Starbucks, and this couple in front of me was digging for money. I asked them what they were doing, and they said they were looking for cash they knew they had to pay for their purchase.
I asked them if they minded me blessing them by paying for their purchase. They were hesitant, and came up with the cash, but I persisted in asking, and they sweetly allowed me to pay for the purchases rung up on the register. They graciously thanked me, and we had a very nice conversation while we awaited our drinks. We never really introduced ourselves, but talked about our work, our kiddos, etc. Their daughter's birthday was coming up. It was a very pleasant interlude in a very busy day.
On Sunday, ThatManILove and I were headed back home, and I was shocked to see this message come up on my FB Chat:
Steph: You saw my parents at Starbucks Thursday!! And blessed them by paying for their coffee.
Me: And how do you know that, missy? They were beautiful people inside and out! I just wanted to bless them! I had no idea they were your parents!
Me: I don't think I told them who I was?
Steph: You didn't, I put it together when they told me the story.
Me: AND I sure didn't know you were their daughter, I would have added a huge gift card from ThatManILove and I for them to give to you!
Steph: You are too sweet. Well, they were truly blessed by your act of kindness. And enjoying your company for that short amount of time!
People, how cool is that? It’s a small world.
Now, go love on somebody, will ya?
Because, you know, the smallest little things can make a difference in somebody's day.