Happy December 31…

And Happy New Year’s Eve!

I think most of us are anxious to say goodbye to 2020 already and move on to a new year. But I had the nicest thing happen this morning that really lifted my spirits!

I dropped youngest at work and was going to hang out with JP, my eight year old grandson who is on break from school this week. So I called my son who works from home now and said I was going to Starbucks and did they want anything? I always get JP a kid’s hot chocolate and ended up ordering that and three specialty coffees.

Imagine my surprise when I got to the driveup pick up window and the barista said, “Happy New Year, the gentleman in front of you paid for your order!” I was so touched (and feeling a little guilty that he probably hadn’t expected to pay for FOUR drinks!) Of course I paid it forward — well, backwards, really — and paid for the car behind me. I got off easy with a $6 bill.

So if you were in the Chicago suburbs and paid for a big order for the pumpkin colored Buick (with reindeer antlers and a red nose) behind you at Starbucks this morning, I can’t thank you enough for your generosity and kindness and for making my day so special! I hope that kindness continued through the whole line…

12 responses

    1. And to you and your girls!

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  1. How nice! I great way to greet 2021!

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    1. It was such a nice surprise!


  2. Happy New Year Di. May you be blessed with good health, contentment, and a few nice surprises just like this one.

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    1. Thanks, Peter. And the same to you!

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  3. Aww thank you for sharing! That was very generous! Hoping for more beautiful and kind acts like these in 2021! Happy New Year!

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    1. It makes me feel so good when people are so kind!

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  4. I do that all the time…It starts my day off on a good note. Unfortunately I would’ve loved for that to be you. Maybe next time. ♥️🎄♥️🎄♥️ Happy Everything Mz. D 🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  5. Aw, I love stories like that!
    Happy new year Diane!

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    1. And to you and yours, Christ!


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