This Inspiration for the Muse post is inspirational for me, and maybe you, but not necessarily for my Muse. Maybe it is in a roundabout way especially if she smiled like I did.
It refers to what I posted on my Facebook profile the other day, so if you read it there, I’m sorry you have to see it again here, but I’ve added to what I posted. Most of you aren’t following me on Facebook though. Some of you are, but we all know, everyone doesn’t see everything we post.
This happened to me on Sunday and my brain is whirling and my heart is still proud…
Oh, yay, there is still kindness in the world or at least in my little town and area.
On Sunday, a friend and I had met for a walk. We try to walk together a couple times a week. One day a week, another friend comes with us, but this time it was only two of us.
After we walked, we went to lunch. I know, I know. Eat then walk?
We went to a local Leo’s Restaurant. She had coupons. After we received the single bill, we sorted out what we owed. I paid her my share with tax and tip included, and she laid my money with hers on the bill until we were ready to leave. We stayed to chat a little longer while I finished a cup of coffee. No dessert. 🙂
A few minutes later, the server saw the money on our bill, and she came over, saying, “Your bill has already been taken care of. Someone paid it for you. You don’t owe anything.” She had to repeat it more than twice before it sank in.
Huh? What? We were both shocked. I still am. Neither of us knew anyone in there. Thank you. THANK YOU to whoever you are in the universe! The thought alone that someone took a minute to decide to pay our bill that afternoon, warmed my heart.
Have you ever had this happen to you?
If so, then you know the warm, soft, buttery, fuzzy feeling you get inside to experience such a heartfelt gesture from a stranger. It renewed my confidence in humanity. Yes, I’ve experienced first hand, that there are kind people in the world, and I plan on paying it forward.
And you know what made this extra special to me? This came after I found a squirrel had nested in my car engine and had destroyed the soft material under the hood. From what I could see, other material in the surrounding area of the nest, like around the battery had been chewed up and left barely there.
As far as under the hood, picture a Whack-a-Mole game filled with all those holes. Can’t you see the little critter running in and out of the holes she just chewed coming up with cheeks full of blue and white insulation material? I don’t have three-thousand miles on this car.
After calling my dealer, she told me wires are probably affected and even hoses, and I’d have to go to the body shop. I thought I was facing a thousand dollar insurance deductible bill. Turns out, yesterday, I found out it isn’t as bad as expected. The service repair manager said I was lucky the squirrel went up instead of down. Thank you, dear God.
HOT TIP: He also told me to go to the store to get moth balls and knee-high nylons, and when I brought the car back in when parts arrived, he’d put the moth balls under my hood and show me how to do it twice a year–spring and fall to keep the critters away. Then someone on Facebook told me they used fabric softener sheets.
So, that’s the second good thing this week. One more reason to smile and enjoy a warm fuzzy feeling again, and another reason why I had to mention both of these happenings in my Tuesday Inspiration for the Muse post. Hugs!