Sunday, my parents took Clayton to IHOP for lunch.
They ate. They visited. They enjoyed a Sunday lunch with their grandson.
When they asked for the ticket, the waitress said someone else had paid for their meal.
That someone's booth was already empty. No public recognition, no thank you sought after.
An ordinary day became extraordinary because one person decided to do the unexpected for my parents.
This Random Act of Kindness (RAK) left my parents speechless and overflowing with blessing. Their tears were flowing before they could even leave the parking lot. It was more than just paying for a meal. More than just buying some pancakes. I don't even know if there is a word for it, but whatever you call it, it went way down deep into the hearts of my mom and dad.
What a beautiful reminder. There are still people in the world who are genuinely good and generous with their gifts, talents and resources. A thought that often gets lost these days with all the negativity we hear around us.
So to the Random Someone who paid for my family's meal yesterday: THANK YOU. We intend to pay your kindness forward and pray we can bless someone even half as much as you did us!