Hey Yule…Pay it Forward !

Jones-9237b copy 3Let me put down my egg nog and say a few words to Yule.  You all…get it ?

I’ve been tucked away on a college campus for far too long this fall  and it’s time to come back to my blogging mode before the year is over.images

In Florida, McDonald’s cashier Marisabel Figueroa Lopez was working the drive-thru window last Wednesday when she says a woman drove up and told the employee that she wanted to pay for the car behind her.Unknown-1images

Can you imagine this image ?  I can; the other day, someone paid for my Starbuck’s skinny, upside down, grande, caramel  macchiato ,  without even knowing me ! When I arrived at the drive- thru window, the cashier said “The car in front already paid.”

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I don’t know who it was; may or not ever see them again; all I remember is this is something I want to pass along to all those who read my blog and have a need to do something that will warm someone else’s heart this season.

One of my students said she enjoyed reading about the recipes I have shared in the past blogs.  And, while delighted that she even reads  Nicenbreezy,  I was awkwardly reminded that the intent of this  blog is about creating conversations…communication… and finding ways to connect with others.

And so, I am sending out a challenge to Yule ( y’all) to pay it forward this holiday season.

Find a drive -thru,  imgresa fast food restaurant or if you can, just look around in any place where you see the potential of being in a pay it forward situation.

You will love the feeling you get and you just might get a glimpse of someone smiling because you gave them an unexpected act of kindness.images-2

This is the season of giving and while you may not put a dollar in the Salvation Army kettle or may not give to the Food Bank, this pay it forward idea is hassle free !

Try it! And many, many thanks  to whoever paid for my Starbucks coffee at  Blanding and  Argyle Forest Blvd in Orange Park, FL. You are awesome !

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Happy Holidays everyone; enjoy one of my favorite holiday songs : I’m playing it forward…for Yule !!

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Hey Yule…Pay it Forward !

  1. I remember that someone had paid it forward for me at a Starbucks. It was particularly special because I had had a bad morning that day and had to put on a happy face for family later on. Just a random act of kindness in June 2015. I try to pay it forward by letting people go ahead of me in line, even if they have more than a few items. You can always tell the people that stressed out and in a hurry.

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  2. This as also happened to me, at Starbucks surprisingly. Starbucks is definitely not cheap either, so I am forever grateful for whoever bought me my Venti cold-brew with cream. There was also one occasion where I was on the other side, and ‘paid it forward’. My best friend and I, were in the drive thru at a Taco bell, in separate vehicles. When I got to the window I payed for my friend behind me, who then ended up paying for the person behind them. While he was waiting for his food, before the car behind him had even found out that he (my friend) had payed for them, they cashier had told him the that person also requested to pay for the vehicle behind them. It definitely gives you a little glimpse of humanity in this seemingly inhumane world.

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  3. This has also happened to me, at Starbucks surprisingly. Starbucks is definitely not cheap either, so I am forever grateful for whoever bought me my Venti cold-brew with cream. There was also one occasion where I was on the other side, and ‘paid it forward’. My best friend and I were in the drive thru at a Taco bell, in separate vehicles. When I got to the window I paid for my friend behind me, who then ended up paying for the person behind them. While he was waiting for his food, before the car behind him had even found out that he (my friend) had paid for them, the cashier had told him that the person also requested to pay for the vehicle behind them. It definitely gives you a little glimpse of humanity in this seemingly inhumane world.

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