Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A FUN way to bless others!!

One of our local Christian radio stations (Life 101.9) does this thing called The Drive-Thru Difference (once a month, I think). This is their explanation of it:
The Drive Thru Difference is a random act of kindness in Jesus' name, where you pay for the order of the car behind you in a drive thru line.
This has been so much fun for me and my kids to do. The first time we did it, I printed off the note that the radio station's website offers. Now we just do it whenever we feel led. I have written my own note before as well, and most of the time, I just do it with no explanation.

The great thing about printing off the note from the radio station's website is that people call the radio station and tell how they have been blessed by this, both the givers and the receivers. I remember one specifically where a woman called in and said that someone just paid for her van full of her and her siblings. Their dad had just died a few days earlier, and they just felt so uplifted by it.

Another story that actually makes me laugh is that a woman called in, and she was the one who paid for the car behind her, and that car chased her down to thank her, sharing that she had a horrible morning, and this just made her day. :)

I did this yesterday and had a nice surprise. I was at Starbucks, paid for my drink and then said, "And just for fun, I'd like to pay for the people behind me." The sweet gal said, "Are you serious?" I said, "You bet! I just hope it cheers them up and puts a bright spot in their day." And here's where the unexpected response came. She said, "Well, you have definitely made MY day!" How sweet! I never thought that the "middle man" would feel blessed too! :)

Anyway, if you feel led next time you're going through a drive-thru place, try it out! It's thrilling!


Debra said...

Such a wonderful thing! We do this in toll booths! We tell the person taking the money to tell them that "Jesus loves them"...


Blessings to you!

Miss Charlene said...

That's awesome! My pastor said he did that with the tolls on the freeway, and told the toll guy to give that person a tract from our church too. That's a fun idea!

Daughter of the King said...

I LOVE the toll booth idea! There are so many teeny, tiny ways we can bless people and let them know that there are people who love and care about them!

Have a peaceful evening, ladies!

He And Me + 3 said...

That is such a neat thing that you did...God in turn will bless you, even though your aren't looking for blessings. Thanks for the follow. I will enjoy getting to know you.

Travis said...

Our church tried this out for a while with pretty good results. You were supposed to pay and then leave a track for the people behind you. It went well!

I would follow people from my church around lunch time, just in case...

Daughter of the King said...

He And Me + 3. . .Good to meet you!

Travis. . .LOL! Yeah, I guess I need to start following fellow listeners of the radio station at lunch time! Nothing wrong with being blessed, right? ;)