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Categorized under: connections

I-5 and Hwy 18 Rest Stop Area – missing wallet

My Husband left his wallet at a Restaruant on our way home from camping. So we went back to the Rest stop that same night and there were a couple of ladies there that had found his wallet and were in the process of calling the WSP when we had shown up. There are not many like that out there now days. I hope that in return someone does something good for the both of you as you did for us. We were saved of a lot of headache in having to cancel everything out…We thank you two from the bottom of our hearts. May God Bless you!!!!!!!!!!

Categorized under: coffee

Noelle Gomez-Estrada in Renton, WA – I truly am believing that God really cares even for the small things

WOW…… I can’t even believe this…… I am so strapped for money…. I have to raise over 2500.00 in the next 4 wks, Yesterday at my job, thankful for having a job, I don’t really make a whole lot, I am basically pending my husband to be deported. So I will be raising my daughter on my sole income, which is 10.00 an hr. I am doing my best to reach my daily goal, to hit monthly and get my quarterly bonus…. and just yesterday, I won 65.00 for reaching certain expectations at my job….. my mother encouraged me to put all the monies in savings for the upcoming deportation I did but wanted to treat my Supervisor out for Star bucks …. And then the wildest thing….. Someone bought my coffee and Supervisors…. and I was able to keep the 10 for gas! I truly am believing that God really cares even for the small things…. Today is May 16, 2009 … please pray that I can as well….get blessed in my pending trial…. of journey

Categorized under: coffee

Eden Praire, MN Starbucks – Nice job Bob

I haven’t been to Starbuck’s in ages since it just isn’t in my budget anymore, but this morning I decided to treat myself. When I drove up to pay for my order,the barrista told me that it had already been payed for by a man named “Bob” (he was in a dark green Jag @ approx 7:30 am). I was so supprised, and it really made my day. I gave the $5.00 that I was going to use to pay for my drink, to the barrista for a tip. :)

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You’ll never know who – Federal Way – yes, there was a huge smile on my face

When I got online to write about this morning’s experience with In Line Behind Me, I saw a post from a Matt Sato describing my pickup truck to the “T”. It made my day! Thanks for writing, Matt! And thanks even more for passing it on!
And yes, there was a huge smile on my face as I drove away. 😀

Categorized under: coffee

Matt Sato, Federal Way, WA – looking out for her big white pick-up truck with the US Army de

I drove up to the drive through window at “my Starbucks” at 312th and Dash Point Road and found out that the woman in front of me had already purchased my son’s orange-mango-banana vivano drink, and my brewed coffee. She was probably giggling to herself as she drove away from her good deed. But, I will figure out who she was by looking out for her big white pick-up truck with the US Army decals. Lady, somehow, some way, I will get a chance to be in front of you in line so I can give you a “back at ya!” If you read this-thank you! I passed it on by purchasing a frappacino for the car behind me.

Categorized under: coffee

Wendy- Bothell, Wa. No you go first, no you go first, no you go…

A car arrived at the Starbucks drive thru at the same time I did. She waved me on as I was waving her on. She insisted I went first, which I did. I bought her beverage when I got up to the window.

Categorized under: Bingo

Vicky, Federal Way, Wa – God, Church and Bingo!

I went to bingo a couple of weeks ago just for fun and to get out of the house for a little while. To make the long story short, I won!!! Anyway, i was sitting in a row for an hour that consisted of me and these two really nice older ladies. No one else came to sit with us and we were chatting back and forth the whole time about how we wished the lord would bless us today! Long and behold thats when I won! So, I snuck up to the counter and cashed in my ticket. I got a new number (we were playing the electronic bingo) and came back and put money in both the ladies machine while they weren’t looking. They looked up at me and I said “We have been learning in church how to love and to pay it forward”. Those ladies kept thanking me and thanking me, so i told them about the website and that they should check it out. It was a great feeling to give them that extra money so they could play a little longer than they would have! I left before them, so I hope they won something to help them out!

Categorized under: coffee

Rene – Capitol Hill – It felt so sneaky – like leaving flowers for someone or an Easter Basket! What a blast!

So I finally got a chance to do the whole “In Line Behind Me” thing! The cards have been in my wallet for a few weeks now. The lady behind me was trying to decide what she wanted, so I took the opportunity to hand two cards to the barista. I’m sure the lady that I paid for was blessed, but the look on the Barista’s face was PRICELESS! She looked at the cards, looked at me, looked at the lady and asked “are you sure?” I said yes and explained that one of the cards was for her. It was FANTASTIC! It felt so sneaky – like leaving flowers for someone or an Easter Basket! What a blast!

Categorized under: tolls

Lisa, IL – We usually get a nice blast of the air horn

We always do something like this when we are on the tollway traveling to see my family. We usually pay for the 18 wheelers that are behind us in the toll booth. We usually get a nice blast of the air horn or them blinking their lights to show their appreciation. It is a nice way to spread happiness in such a stressful area. So many folks are stressed out or in a hurry while traveling or using tollways.

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Barbara & Jim Sarasota, Fl – Chocolate chip anniversary cakes

Today was our 45th wedding anniversary. We were struggling already as Jim was recently discharged from the hospital after some extensive back surgery and a long, painful recovery period. We are caregivers for my 86-year-old mother who is getting ready to have abdominal surgery for a cancerous lesion and has many other health problems. LAST year on our 44th anniversary morning we were shocked to find we had been awarded surprise and long-term custody of a step grandson who had been removed from our ex daughter-in-law’s care. So, had not been able to celebrate last year and were hopeful for a nice, quiet celebration THIS year.

Day started with a phone call regarding a margin call from our stock broker due to the falling market. Then Jim awoke with severe pain and redness in his foot. Called the doctor who ordered emergency MRI and visit. Diagnosed with MRSA of his foot and leg, a probable postop/hospital related super infection….. that frightful Methacillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. We were given prescriptions for three antibiotics to fight it, instructions for complete bed rest (or hospitalization if we can’t follow THOSE orders). So, we went to the drug store to spend lots of $$ for the three antibiotics to fight the super infection, to the bank to get $$ to cover the stock margin call, decided to swing through Kentucky Fried Chicken to get a bite for lunch as we obviously would not be going out for the steak dinner we had planned with our family and friends.

Had to wait at the pickup window and was telling the nice young man that this was our anniversary and we had not planned to celebrate in this manner with doctors, prescriptions and a KFC lunch. He was very sympathetic and kind, wished us a happy anniversary anyway and congratulated us on our long and happy marriage. Then, what a kind and totally unexpected gesture… he handed us a large, round chocolate chip cake! Said it was his anniversary gift to us and he wished us a very happy evening together even though our plans had changed; reminded us that we had each other and our love. Certainly put things in perspective for us and brought tears to our eyes that a total stranger could be so kind and caring. Reaffirms your faith that there ARE truly fine young people in the world today! Can’t wait to pass on to another a similar compassionate deed!