Sunday, February 26, 2012
Spreading a Little Cheer
Today presented a simple chance for a kind gesture. I needed to fill up my car with gas so I stopped at the gas station in the center of our town. I prefer to go there whenever possible because the people who work there are actually friendly and they act like they appreciate my business. I also like to support local businesses as much as I can.
After the attendant had completed filling my car (yes, NJ is one of the few states where it's illegal to have self-service?!), I paid him and then gave him one of my Dunkin' Donuts gift cards and told him to enjoy it. He looked a little surprised, but thanked me cheerfully.
It wasn't any big deal, but that's the nature of most kind gestures. It was just a chance to spread a little good cheer on a Sunday evening in February. Hopefully it made his day just a little bit better.