You Get What You Give
Last weekend, we were visiting one of our favorite coffee shops for a chilly breakfast. It’s chilly because we sit outside with our little dog even though it is in the 30s.
After we ordered our coffee, I made a comment that I thought they looked vibrant. There was something about them that stood out to me and I was in such a good mood, I was able to see and appreciate their glow.
They said thank you and I felt great about not being afraid to say what I felt.
This week, we went back to the same cafe.
After placing my regular order for a couple of large Americanos and scones with the same counterperson that helped me last week, I went to pay, and they said, “Don’t worry about it. We got you.”
I said thank you and dropped money in the tip jar.
This was another beautiful example of how you get more of what you give. I certainly didn’t give the compliment expecting a gift in return. I did so unconditionally and from my heart. It felt just as rewarding to give as it did to receive their gift in return.
Like always, the coffee and scones were delicious. But this time, even though it was still in the 30s, the sun shone brighter and the gift I received made it feel even warmer.