Friday, February 7, 2014

Rebecca: Random Acts of Kindness

It has been a hectic week or so.  I left last Wednesday for a business trip.  While I was away, Ben discovered a wet area in our home office.  After a few days of stress and 2 very nice plumbers, the cause of the wet area was found and fixed.  Over the weekend, we had guests.  Since we live in the  Seattle area, we got the Seahawk fever and cheered for our awesome home team.

As I started a new work week, I was already dragging from water leaks, house guests, and Seahawk mania.  And then...I caught the cold that everyone has been sharing (thanks to my daughter).  I have spent the week wallowing in self-pity, complaining about too little time and energy to do all that needs to be done, and giving myself lots of excuses for being lazy.

Early this morning (5:30am), I reluctantly and grudgingly headed out for a business appointment.  Needing caffeine, I stopped at Starbucks (actually drive-thru).  I got an extra special treat.  The car ahead of me paid for my coffee...a random act of kindness.  Wow, what a wake-up call to stop and be thankful.  Thankful that Starbucks has drive-thru, thankful that Seahawks won, thankful that we had wonderful family visiting over the weekend, thankful that Ben handled the plumbing hiccup, thankful that I was feeling better, and thankful for the kindness of a stranger.

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