Have you ever heard of something similar to “The Drive Thru Difference”?
The concept is simple… when buying a meal at a drive thru, ask the attendant if you can also pay for the person behind you. When that person picks up their meal, they’ll find out it’s free, courtesy of a postcard note from someone friendly:
You don’t know me but I’ve just paid for your order. No gimmicks – it’s just something I felt like doing. I heard about people doing things for others, they call it “the drive thru difference.” Maybe you’ll feel like doing it for someone else!
I hope this encourages you today!
The friend in front of you
One of our Pastors told us once that, from time to time, he would pay for another table when he’s in a Cafe, that’s the similar idea.
At time when people are doing it tough and stressed out with daily life, the “Drive Thru Difference” might just be the lift that makes someone’s day!
Let’s learn to bless others when we’re being blessed by God 🙂
On a walking trip up through a little town one spring, a hiker stopped by a small farm house for a drink of cool spring water.
A little girl answered his knock and instead of water bought him a glass of fresh milk.
When he asked her, “How much do I owe you?” She replied, “You don’t owe me anything at all. My mother taught us never to accept anything for doing someone a kindness.”
After a short friendly visit, he went on his way.
Some years later, a young lady went to a hospital as a patient and needed surgery. One of the doctors was called in for the consultation, when he heard the name of the town she came from, he rose and went down the hall of the hospital.
He recognized her at once. The doctor requested the business office to pass her final bill to him for approval. When the bill came to his office, he looked at it, then wrote something on it and sent it to her room.
When her bill was brought into the room, she found across its face was written in a bold hand, “Paid in full with one glass of milk!”
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An act of goodness that you do today, can come back to you or someone that you love when you are not expecting it.
If you do not see this act of goodness returned, at least you will have made a difference in this world.