Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is my favorite time of year. I've been having a problem this year getting into a more "Christmas-y" mood. I've been playing my Christmas music, enjoying the Christmas decorations and lights but I still haven't gotten excited it is Christmas. And here it is the weekend before Christmas.

Something I have wanted to do for awhile is buy the person's coffee in line behind me. So today, sitting in my car at the Starbuck's drive through I realize what better time to commit my random act of kindness than a couple of days before Christmas. I pull up to the window and tell the barista I will pay for the order behind me. That simple and small act has done more to put me in the Christmas spirit than anything else - it was a great feeling! And hopefully I made someone else's day, but really the joy I got from doing it was enough for me.

3 comments:

Mandi said...

That is so cool. What a great idea! That IS the Christmas spirit!

Stacy O said...

Aww, that is awesome! Nice job Emily. I am sure you made that person's day. :)

Anonymous said...

your random act of kindness was inspirational to me and very cool!
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