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I'll Have an Order of Kindness, Super-Size, Please

Even helping one person is better than helping none.

As everyone probably experiences, the weekends are fun but we try to squeeze in as much as humanly possible. My small sidekick and I had a list of things to get done in the morning. Sometimes kindness can reach within our own pod in which I promised the little guy some McD’s breakfast to munch on while knocking our list to a reasonable size. He was so overjoyed. Since the beginning of the year, we have made some serious changes to eating out for healthy choices and saving the cash for better things. While singing and making up some biscuit song, I decided that we should take this a step further.

When I made it to the payment window and quieted the singing fool in the backseat, I told the cashier the super-shortened version of the kindness plans, and I would like to take care of the bill of the next person in line. I have to admit, I was a little excited that we would be surprising someone else with a breakfast, too. If I had thought ahead, I would have washed the back window from the residual salt the day before because I couldn’t see her face when she was told her bill was paid. I did see her try to pass her card through and she pulled it back twice so I’m not 100 percent sure if she didn’t do the same for the car behind her as well. Wouldn’t it be neat to see how many cars would continue to do the same thing in line? How far could it go?

Even though we couldn’t see her reaction, we were smiling ear to ear for the surprise kindness of the morning. It made our errands go that much faster. The mini-man even got into the act sharing all his assorted crumbs with not only the floor of our car but some sparrows at our first stop. Kick start every weekend with a kind act. You’ll smile the whole day through.

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."

--Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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