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  • After I got my gas this morning and found my Penny, I headed to Starbucks on my way into work- pretty typical stop I make every morning to get my caffeine jolt.

    After ordering my coffee in the drive thru at Starbucks and making my way up to the window, my barista informed me that the woman in front of me had gone ahead and paid for my coffee and said, "Merry Christmas". Totally dumbfounded. "Are you serious?"

    I have never had a complete stranger do anything like that for me, and call me a sap but I totally got teary eyed. After the week/month/year I've had, a selfless act of kindness like that, just made my morning and reminded me that there are truly GOOD people in the world, who do things with no intention of anything in return.

    I was on a spark of happiness high- and wanted to keep the gift going. I decided to purchase the coffee for the woman who was behind me in the drive-thru and have the barista tell her Merry Christmas for me as well.

    For a day that was suppose to be "Doomsday" - it's seems to be starting off pretty awesome.

    I shared this story with my friends, and one of my girlfriends, Melissa- called it "Paying It Backward" She said "Maybe things looking up for humanity!" I love it, and totally agree.

    So if you are able and have the opportunity today, to 'Pay it Backward' - you totally should! You could turn someones day around and start a bright and giving chain effect!
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