A Kind Gesture on a Bad Day

To the lady in front of me in the Tim Horton’s drive through…….Thank you! Thank you for making my day brighter. Thank you for showing me that generosity is alive and that there is still good people in the world.

You see, there was no way for you to know that I had just made another trip to the hospital to visit my daughter and her unborn child that morning. It was one visit of many during the week since she had been admitted for such intense pain that she could not even drink a sip of water without vomiting it back up. The pain was so intense that she could not sit, lay, nor walk without crying because of the pain. This was not labour pain, just pregnancy pain that would not ease up. It made me cry to see her like this, knowing there was absolutely nothing that I could do to help.

My order may have only been five dollars. A hot chocolate for me and a bagel to feed my youngest who has been patient with me as I continue to not find even 20 minutes to watch a movie with them because of the constant trips to the hospital to take care of my other child who needs me. It was only a five dollar order but when I pulled up to the window to pay and was informed that you had paid for it already tears began to roll down my cheeks when he confirmed that my order was paid for.

Your kindness did not go without notice. I told my youngest about you when I got home and finally sat down to watch a movie together. I told my oldest and her husband about you as we sat in the hospital room together, listening to baby’s heartbeat. And now I am telling everyone else about you….the lady who helped make my day so much better……just by being kind. You are truly a blessing in this world. Thank you!!

Published by Melanie

I am the single mom of four children (2 live and 2 stillborn). I live in Canada with 2 cockatiels, 2 cats, a hog nose snake and 7 hermit crabs. I love watching documentaries and reading all sorts of novels, mostly nonfiction. I do not watch horror movies, no matter the time of day as they absolutely terrify me!

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