This morning I headed to my local Trader Joe's for groceries. While I was waiting at in line at the checkout a man cut in front of me. I was startled but I am not one to make a fuss. Something like that is certainly not worth getting upset about. So I kept quiet and patiently waited till it was my turn.
As I was packing my bags the cashier from the next lane over quickly showed up next to me with a bouquet of flowers. I have to say I was startled.
"These are for you free of charge for being so patient with that." he said with a smile.
"Awwww, thank you so much." I responded wondering for a second what he was referring to. I paused for a moment and realized that he must have meant the guy who cut in line.
I smiled to myself and thought about how I haven't gotten flowers in a long time. I thought about how this was the first time I was ever acknowledged by or received flowers from a stranger. It was a very sweet gesture and so unexpected. Aren't those the best kind?
When I arrived home I enjoyed spending time cutting and arranging. I couldn't help but break out my camera. Now I am thinking that I need to buy some flowers for myself on occasion!
Has a stranger ever done something thoughtful for you? How did it make you feel? Have you ever done something for someone you didn't know?