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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.
The tired girl in the silver van.


  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 :)

  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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