I woke up grumpy this morning. Mainly because I knew it was going to be a long day and I wasn’t going to have time for my coffee this morning and coffee makes me happy. I had to rush Miss K to school to get to Little C’s freakishly early Dr. appointment because of the entire month they only had ONE DAY with open appointments and they only had 4 open appointments and the other 3 were during pick-up times from school. So freakishly early appointment it was. So I woke up grumpy.
And I knew after I dropped Big C off at school, I was immediately going to Starbucks because I desperately needed coffee. My eyes were barely staying open and it was only 9. The entire way to Starbucks I was grumpy and I kept thinking to myself that I should do something good today. So I decided on the way over that I was going to pay it forward and pay for the person behind me (if there was a person behind me). Which I totally did and it made me feel amazing and I hope that it brightens their day. But…imagine my surprise when I pull up to the window and am told that the person in front of me paid for my drink.
Here I was, grumpy all morning. Grumpy at the kids, grumpy at Mr. Chaos for not being here (which is totally not his fault), and just grumpy and then this. I figured I would help brighten someone’s day and here was someone trying to do the same.
So to that random stranger,
Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I will be better today. I will be happier and I will continue to pay it forward. I have no time to be grumpy. My kids don’t deserve for me to be grumpy and neither does my husband. Today will be a good day. I will be happy and I will be thankful.
So thank you.
I know that paying for someone’s coffee seems silly but it really can make a difference. Sometimes people just need something to cheer them up. Something to remind them of good things. Of happy things. I did. I needed that today. And I will definitely try to pay it forward more often.