This Kind Monday story is totally and completely one of my favourites so far.
Last week, I popped over to the bank to do my weekly business banking. When I was finished I dropped into one of my favourite places to grab a bite to eat, CafeEnvy. If you’re a Sunshine Coastie and you haven’t yet checked them out, please do! They’re at Cotton Tree and Mooloolaba.
Healthy whole food. Funky Vibe. Awesome energy. A great place to go for a chat with friends, or some quiet time on your own.
Anyway, as I stood waiting to order my treats, I heard the lady in front me say “don’t worry about the cake, it’s not worth breaking a hundred just for cake”, and she went on to buy just a coffee with her change.
When I walked up to the counter I said to the quiet young fellow ready to take my order, “Do you remember what cake the lady had ordered?”. He told me what it was. When I said “Can you put that on my bill, please” I did not expect what happened next.
He leaned back a little, smiled an enormous smile and said “We can change the world!” I beamed back at him and we chatted about the ways we can influence our world and that small acts can have a big impact.
Nicholas, that’s the guy’s name, the one who GOT IT, the instant I said to put a stranger’s cake on my bill, kindly agreed to appear here, on my blog, as part of this story.
So, I present to you Nicholas. Nicholas with a warm heart, a beaming smile, and a hope for a better world.
Thanks Nicholas. I may have bought a piece of cake for a stranger, but it was YOU who made my day!
If you see a chance to help a stranger, step up and give it a go. I promise you’ll find there are some amazing people in this world!