My 3 Monsters: Thank You, Kind Stranger.

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11.12.2008

Thank You, Kind Stranger.

To the kind man in the truck in front of me at the McDonald's drive-thru on Thunderbird at 6:00 a.m. today:

Thank you for paying for my breakfast. Did you decide when you woke up that you wanted to be especially nice today or was it just a whim? Maybe you do neat things like that all the time. Surely when you decided to provide such an act of charity today you could not have known that I was driving an hour away from home to paint for the tenth time. You could not have known that I was going on 4 hours of sleep and not thrilled about the day I was facing. You could never have known that 20 minutes later I was going to arrive at my job site to find a big old hole cut in one of the murals I had painstakingly painted and would now have to fix -- whenever the audio/visual installers got around to patching it up. (Not today.) It was just a little thing you did. I mean, I was good for the $2.59 for the Egg McMuffin and Coke (don't judge me . . . ). But to this girl, on this day you made a big difference. I was a kinder person today because of you. So, thank you. Thank you very much.
Sincerely,
The tired girl in the silver van.

2 comments:

  1. Oh.... I'm in love with the man in the truck...
    Sorry about the hole - who does that? But isn't it comforting to know that sometimes, blessings come in small $2.49 packages :)

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  2. Awwwwwwww! Tender mercies come in small packages--usually through another person. (There-I just managed to combine 2 Apostles' words with a long time adage. Wohoo.)

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