I start most days getting local, national and international news the old fashioned way … at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee and a newspaper. Every once in awhile, I seriously consider cancelling my subscription, blocking all news feeds and news channels and just pretending that there is no world outside of my own.
There are so many bad news stories; stories of people losing their home, their money, their health, their life. Stories of strife, turmoil, greed and hatred. And then, every once in awhile there is a story that brightens my day.
This story happened right here in Winnipeg. One person at a Tim Horton’s drive-thru picked up the tab for the next car in line. That person then paid it forward to the next car and so on and so on. For the next three hours for a total of 228 transactions, customers in the drive-thru and the restaurant kept paying it forward. (For the full story, click here.)
We all have the opportunity to make someone’s day just a little brighter. Smile and say hello to a stranger. Hold the door open for someone. Let someone into your lane instead of hurrying to get in front of them. Tell someone you work with how much you appreciate them. Let the dishes wait and cuddle with a loved one instead.
It’s feel good Friday. What will you do to make someone’s day a little brighter?