Pay It Forward

I did it! As part of the Elf for Health Challenge…today, I was to do something for someone else.

I’m pretty sure taking Hilary to the Dr.’s for her 12 month needles wasn’t that something. However, it was sure nice to have a little one on one time with her.

At the end of my lunch break I had to move my car and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to “Pay It Forward”. I’m not a coffee drinker and don’t often buy hot chocolate but I decided it was now or never. I went to Tim Horton’s, not my only choice but I thought there would be people in line more so then at the other coffee shops.


So, I walked by and saw no one in line however, someone was crossing the street and I was hoping they would be coming in behind me. I felt weird. I’ve never bought a coffee for someone I didn’t know. I ordered my hot chocolate and then a coffee. They asked me what I wanted in it and I stalled….I didn’t know what “they” would want in it. So I just said, it’s for the person behind me…whatever he wants.

They smiled at me.

I didn’t feel so weird anymore. I felt happy and proceeded to walk back to work with a smile on my face.

It felt good.

Maybe I should do this more often…not just this time of year.

I’m off to enjoy my tasty and slightly over-sugared hot chocolate 🙂

Have you ever “Paid It Forward” ?

Have you ever been on the other end of someone “paying it forward” ?

PS – I currently don’t have an elf for the second round 😦 Hopefully, I’ll connect with someone else.