Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,
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Daily kindness

As I was walking to class this evening, I was thinking about a great many things.

"Megan, why did make icons instead of working on that usability homework?"
"Well I did some homework! :p"
"Hmm, I need to develop that story idea more, but not right now."
"Now what was it we talked about at the conference? Oh yeah, each day we should purposefully seek to do something nice for someone else and so keep in mind the Second greatest commandment."

I thought, that would be great! But as I tried to plot and plan what I could do, I realized that there was nobody I could really do anything for in person. I don't have any fun anime news to share and I don't have anyone close to get a gift. Hmmm. I could buy someone in class some snacks from the vending machine...but then they would think I am weird and showing partiality. Oh, well. I decided it would be nice to bless someone today, but I didn't know how, so my mind rolled over into some new thought.

"I hope McDonald's is open..."

I got to Stamp and it was silent. The paper jellyfish were still there, though.
Thankfully, McDonald's was open! It was the only thing open. And there was a line.

So I got in line.
It grew quickly, but didn't move forward very fast.

I was shifting about, cheerful, standing between a bunch of people I didn't know. I felt like chatting, but I didn't know these people and if a girl suddenly starts talking, it would seem weird. So I shifted my weight to my other foot and tried to remember how much the double-quarter pounder with cheese was so I could get the right change from my change purse with the Japanese bell...

Well, I got interrupted by a lady who was looking for sugar for her coffee and that broke the ice. The guy behind me remarked how scandalous it is for only McDonald's to be open. I agreed, and said it must be a message to us that we need to cook at home!

After that we chatted a while. He just graduated with a doctoral degree in Mathematics. Wow, math is cool! I said I was in Library Science, currently taking two classes. It was nice, a pleasant, unassuming, down-to-earth chat. I haven't had this happen to me in a long time! I was rather sorry to finally get my food, really.

It's funny, you know. I asked God to be a blessing today and look - He blesses me!! :)

That's just the kind of God He is ^___^

"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
He is just and endowed with salvation,
Humble, and mounted on a donkey,
Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey."
Zechariah 9:9/Matthew 21:5

God is kind.

By the way, why does everyone think I am from Wisconsin? Where on earth did I get a Wisconsin accent?? :p
Is it Pennsylvania German mixed with Irish blood, Croatian blood-sausage, and Japanese sushi? I dunno...but it's pretty cool!

Now I am typing up notes for my whole usability textbook. It's only 250 pages, which is not bad. But I am only at page 88 and I was determined to finish before sleeping... Considering I just started at 9:30, I suppose I can't ask for much more!
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