Here’s one more story for the thread. (Oh, and here’s the first.)
Someone gave me a Starbucks gift card as a thank-you for a favor I did. Oh thanks! I thought. That was nice.
But to be honest, I get a fair number of Starbucks cards, so it didn’t stand out in my mind at first. Most of the time, I just load them up on my card (you use the app, right?) and don’t think of it again.
This time I did something different. It was a $25 card, so I added it to the app but didn’t combine the balance with my main card like I usually do.
What’s the difference?
Well, every time I went to Starbucks for the next couple weeks and used funds from that new card’s balance, I thought of the person who gave me the card. Instead of just thinking That was nice once, I continued to think That was nice—and they’re still buying my coffee today!
Every day we have opportunities to live with gratitude—even in this modern age.