So yesterday, the kids and I spent about 8 hours outside. It was a little warm and I got a little sun burnt, but it was a wonderful day. Before heading out to the park and then on to the pool, I felt I needed a little pick me up in the form of a Frappacino. I headed to the Starbucks closest to my favorite park in hopes that it wouldn't totally melt before we made it to the park.
I was in my swimsuit top w/shorts and decided to run in without my hat. This weekend around here (and probably around where you are too) it is H.O.T. not to mention humid. Way too hot for a hat and perfect for a girl with no hair. This particular Starbucks is in a bit of a snooty community (no offense to my friends who live there... you know I'm not talking about you!) and it did run through my mind perhaps I should wear a hat. But shoot, I just didn't.
I got up to the counter and ordered and the barrista told me that my drink would be on her today. I didn't know if I heard her right, I've never had anyone do that before. "Excuse me?" Yep, she repeated herself, followed by a "And by the way, you are BEAUTIFUL! You are really rocking that look." I smiled and teared up and thanked her. Off I went with my free Frappacino.
I'm not sure why her generous act, and more so her words, touched me so much. It's just that she was so genuine. I didn't feel like a charity case, more like God just wanted to encourage me and He used a Starbucks employee to do so.
It reminded me how powerful our words are and how stingy I am sometimes. So I encourage both you and myself to be generous with our words and compliments. It might really brighten some one's day.