Monday, February 20, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


i actually believe that i lived this commercial today. 

i was at wendy’s after work today and a man sitting near the entrance politely called out to me saying, “excuse me, i have a booklet of coupons on the counter over there. they expire tomorrow”. i smiled because little did he know that i had a very similar idea to gift my existing coupon book to a stranger, today at some point. i responded with, “oh yes! thank you so much, i actually have some of my own” :)

i order. i eat. i see a nice older couple walk in.

the wife stands in line as the husband sits at the table near me.

a few minutes went by and as i was getting ready to leave i say, “excuse me, but i have some extra coupons that end tomorrow and i am wondering if you’d like to have them” the man smiles and perks up saying, “ohhh! thank you very much. how kind of you.” he receives the two booklets and adds, “do you come here often? we do, it’s a pretty decent place to get food.” as we finish small talking, his wife walks over and he says to her, “look honey, this nice young lady gave us some coupons to use tomorrow!” she smiles and thanks me.

the part about this encounter that touched my heart the most was the fact that after we said our “good-byes” and “have a good day’s”, i walked to my car and while driving around the building i see the man turn towards the window, make eye contact with me and give me the biggest and grandest wave & smile. simply the most precious moment i had in a very long time.

thank you lord that you use me to bless others but also that you use others to bless me.
may you all show love & kindness in the most simplest of ways today and from here on out. it was the most un-valentine’s day way of celebrating and yet, the most at the same time.