So, you remember not too long ago how I talked about my neighbor fixing my beloved laptop, right? Well, since my neighbor didn't ask for anything monetarily from me and because I knew he spent time working on it--and taking time away from his family, I thought that giving his wife and him a night out would be a nice thing to do in return. So after a couple times of forgetting to buy a gift card here or there when we were in the vicinity of a restaurant, I ended up getting him one from Goodwood. They've got such great food! And I LOOOOVE their strawberry lemonade! It is divine! And don't even get me started on the hot fudge brownie dessert . . . ohhhhhh . . .
So my neighbor told his teenage Scouts that whoever participated in some certain tasks the best would earn a bottle of bbq sauce that he was going to get when they went to dinner.
Four boys felt they were deserving of this very tasty sauce. The sauce is something worth fighting for, after all.
He shared this Scout story with the waitress when he asked to purchase the delicious bottle of bbq sauce. She asked him to hold on a moment and came back with the manager . . . and he shared the story again.
Well, not only did he wind up with more than one bottle of sauce, but he received SIX POUNDS of pulled pork to feed the entire scout group! The manager said that six pounds feeds 30 people. Um . . . I think that's only enough for ten growing boys. ;)
How extremely kind was it for that manager to do that. Wow.
There was only one boy who absolutely could not make it to the scrumptious dinner. Even a boy who had just returned from Spain--jet lagged and all--was there to partake of the feast.
My neighbor and I marveled at how things happen . . . and he didn't even know that I'd considered a couple different restaurant options, for which I'm sure would not have produced this same result.
I am a believer in "karma" (so to speak). I believe that if you are good and kind that it comes back to you . . . even if your life, at times, doesn't seem like the most positive of moments. ;)
I also love the word serendipity--a fortunate accident (and the name of my blog). You happen to be in the right place at the right time to result in something fabulous--whether it's a picture, you're there to help a stranger in need, or you buy the right kind of gift card that results in a "pay it forward" moment.
Isn't life grand?