Happy Thankful Heart Thursday!! I wanted to share with you today a little bit about our weekend. We had a neighborhood garage sale. Now, that in itself is something to be thankful for, because we had been storing boxes of things to sell in our garage for months and I was sooooooooo happy to sell some and donate the rest! That’s not what I’m thankful for today, though.
Our garage sale was open on Friday and Saturday, but since every weekday is a school day now in our house, Saturday was the only day that my daughter, Lexi, could really help us with it. She was so super excited to help us with it, too, by the way! After feeling how cold it was on Friday for all the shoppers walking around, we decided to have Lexi set up a coffee stand on Saturday. I made some fall-flavored coffee and Lexi sold it for $0.25 a cup. What I didn’t mention, though, is that just about the time the coffee stand was set up, the sun came out and it started to get warmer. My husband and I were thinking that the coffee sale may be a little disappointing for our young entrepreneur. Boy were we wrong!!
Not only did people buy the coffee from her, they stood and talked with her for a minute and left her a tip for her great service. Not just one or two people, but every single person that stopped did this. We even had people pull down the street, park, buy coffee, chat, give a tip, and leave. They didn’t come to shop. They just came to support a little girl and her stand. That is was this Momma is thankful for today.
I’m thankful for the kindness of strangers. The people that stopped by didn’t have to stand and chat, they didn’t have to give her a tip. Heck, they didn’t even have to stop at all. Remember, it was a sunny 65 degrees out by the time we had that stand set up. It’s not like coffee was a must have that morning. These people just wanted to support and encourage a little girl. It sounds like such a small thing, and I’m sure the people that stopped for coffee Saturday morning haven’t even given their actions a second thought, but we have. Lexi counted her money when the day was done and she had $13 in her little jar. She probably only poured 10 cups of coffee, so most of that money was given to her as a tip. The whole experience left my daughter feeling encouraged, empowered, and loved. I hope those kind strangers realize that their tip was way more than just a tip!!
Now you know what I’m thankful for. What are you THANKFUL for today??
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