I recently read on another forum where someone just got up one day and decided to help someone by paying for whatever it is they bought behind them in a dept store. In her case, it ended up being a $100 pair of work boots. That's alittle steep for me but I get the idea. What she started was great - a chain reaction of many going out and doing something for someone else.
One guy was at the gas station and when he went in he paid $10 on another customers bill. Another bought a meal for the one in back of him at a fast food place.
After mass last night I stopped at Giant Eagle and paid for the lady in back of me. It was only $13 but you would of thought I gave her a million bucks. It really felt good to help a total stranger and better yet, she seemed to appreciate it a whole lot more than I ever imagined.
I did this a couple years ago with a simple cup of coffee and it went on for over two weeks. I was thrilled and shocked.
So, if you're able, sometime, do something extra special for a perfect stranger, not only is it nice, but it feels so good. It doesn't have to be $100, $5 would probably make most people happy too.
Please share your story if you've already done this and if you haven;t, get your butt in gear.