I was at MacDonald’s the other day with Rob for lunch. I got a coffee with my long awaited Big Mac. (Yes, the same one I never got a month ago.) Sitting behind me at MacD’s was a man (let’s call him Bob) on his own. I can only presume he was homeless as he had his plastic bags stashed outside the doors. When I walked past Bob, he asked me if I wanted the coffee sticker on my coffee cup. He was very polite. I gave it to Bob because I can never remember where I put the stickers anyways.
As we ate lunch, Bob sat quietly sat talking to himself. I heard him behind me.
At the moment, I realized all the things that I had. My kids had. And even my selected friends. Although we work to get our things, they come with ease.
I have never come close to worrying about the next meal or anything close. I thought that if I was able to spend $5 on a Starbuck’s special coffee without a thought, then Bob could possibly benefit more. So I ended up giving him $5. Not much but enough for then. It really didn’t matter to me what he would use the money for. Some people say — “They will use it for smokes or alcohol.”
Seeing the big smile on Bob’s face was enough. It was just a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) that we should all do more often.