I finished my speech in the city of Downey and we discovered that Boston Market was in the area. We don't have Boston Market anywhere near us any more.
(A favorite place of mine when Dave and I first met. All because ~ He got the "holiday" yummies for me that holiday including creamed spinach and more....)
I was so excited to be in the restaurant and about to order when a total stranger came up to us. "Here. A coupon for your dinner."
What? That was so amazing. My speech included "paying forward" and the good feelings and serendipity in life. Here it was happening to Dave and I only minutes later.
We said thank you and not even knowing what really to say.... It had now happened to me!
Dave ran out to the car and we gave my JOYFUL VOLUNTEERING book to this man who introduced himself as Rich and with appreciation we explained the story.
His eyes wide open with a genuine smile, "Will you please autography my book for me."
A perfect way to begin the holidays! ;-)