March 22, 2011

Random Act of Kindness

This post doesn't directly relate to genealogy, but I think it does speak to the wider attitude that I've experienced throughout the genealogical community.

This afternoon I was on my way home for lunch and decided to stop at one of my favorite (tastes great, but probably isn't the best for my waist) restaurants.  I was in the drive-thru line and when I got to the window to pay, I was informed that the lady (whom I did not know) in the car ahead of me had actually paid for my lunch!  She left a card which didn't give her name, but rather a note to "pay it forward."

Wow!  How cool was that?  This small act gave me a renewed spirit for the rest of the day!  As I reflected on it this evening, I realized that this sort of random act does seem to happen all the time in the genealogical community.  I can't wait until I have a chance to pay this act, feeling, and excitement forward!

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