The past couple of months I’ve been making a point to tip waiters and waitresses very well. Sometimes as much as 50 to 100% of the bill. I feel like it’s my duty to help others because these people have been out of work for a long time and they’re still suffering from low business. Every time I just hope it brings a smile to someone’s face. And if I can put a dollar or two back into the economy while making someone smile that’s just a bonus. This morning I went through a drive-thru to pick up breakfast. When I pulled up to the window I went to hand her my card and she handed me back a receipt. I told her I had not paid yet and she said a guy came through a few minutes ago and gave her $100 and told her to buy food for as many people as she could with it.
As I drove away I had a huge smile on my face. Then tears rolled down my face and still are and that was 30 minutes ago. I realized that maybe my plan is working, and perhaps what I’ve done has made a couple people smile in these incredibly difficult times. I also think it was God’s way of telling me to keep doing what I’m doing. Folks, kindness is not canceled and never was. If you’re in the position to do something for a stranger I encourage you to do it because it will make the world a better place.