Inspirational Act Of Kindness
On Palm Sunday (2014) I had to put my beloved pet of 20+ years old, sweet “Bobbie girl” (kitty) to sleep. It was a heartbreaking day in my life.
Monday morning came as a hard awakening after a sleepless night. I had to face my first day in 20 years without my baby’s happy morning greeting. I tearfully drove to my office, knowing that being around people with little free time to think would be where I must go. I privately cried and grieved on and off throughout the day, but found that lunch time allotted entirely too much free time and my emotions overwhelmed me.
Today, is Tuesday and I awoke looking for my baby, but quickly realized that her passing was not a bad dream, but a painful reality. Again another lunch hour was approaching and I dreaded the thought of that free time. I made an impromptu decision to go out for lunch so not be alone. As I drove my car seem to go on autopilot. I found myself pulling into the parking lot of Chick-fil-A. I placed my order only to find that I had absent mindlessly left my wallet at my office, dropping my mood once again. I looked at the cashier Laura and told her to cancel my order as I had forgotten my wallet. She told me it was OK. I thought she misunderstood, so explained once more that I had no money, forgotten my wallet and she yet again told me it was OK and they would take care of it today, not to worry and I could pay for it on another day.
I thanked her not knowing if I should laugh or cry. It was so uplifting to have such a small offer of kindness at a time I was so sad and low. As I sat in the busy Chick-fil-A restaurant eating my lunch thankful for not having to return to my office for lunch I could imagine my sweet kitty watching me from the grass beyond the drive thru, telling me she was watching over me, letting me know everything was going to be fine.
Please accept my appreciation for giving me a glimmer of sunshine today Chick-fil-A. My day is better because of this kind act.