Starbucks is part of my morning routine. Recently, I was in line behind a guy and a woman who were having trouble deciding what to eat. Their difficulty was not based on the choices available; it was on what they could afford. The young man encouraged me to "go ahead" but I said, "Just take your time." They decided on a croissant. When they stepped up to the registered, I asked the young man if he would please let me get that for him.
His pride declined.
I thought to myself, "Oh well, I tried." But, something made me reach in a little deeper and I figured out that I could purchase a gift card and slip it to him on my way out which is what I did.
What I realized this morning is that when I operate from a point of true kindness, I get incredibly resourceful and the answers to my questions come very easily. I am not sure if what I did made a difference to them but I know it made a difference in me.
And, it warmed my heart more quickly and comfortingly than did my Venti nonfat, three-pump Chai tea latte.