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Today I celebrate receiving a random act of kindness.
Last year during my daughter's spring break, she went to lunch with my husband. He took the day off and it was just the two of them celebrating her last day. This year Megan had to work on that Friday, so they moved it to yesterday. This just happened to be spring break for me and our son. Megan decided it would be OK to include mom and Ethan on their father/daughter date, so the four of us went to Denny's for lunch.
While we were waiting on our meal to arrive, my husband recognized the couple sitting across the way. It was a neighbor of ours who had moved away about 15 years ago and a neighbor who he had lived next to when he was a young boy.
We spoke to them, shared a few stories, and caught each other up on our children. It was a short but nice visit.
As we were finishing our meal, our server walks up to the table, hands me a tiny slip of paper and says, "Looks like this is the only check you get today."
I looked at her quite confused, and she just smiled and walked away.
I think it is important to choose kind, but when kindness chooses you, it becomes an unexpected celebration.