For one of Robert's classes this semester his teacher assigned his students to
"Buy a stranger a Coke," it didn't really have to be a coke but the
point was to buy something for a stranger anonymously.
So he went to McDonald's and payed for the person behind him.
A few weeks ago we went to dinner at my family's favorite restaurant - Mama Chus.
We happened to run into my aunt and uncle there and chatted with them and then they left and we continued to eat. When the waiter came to hand us our bill she said that the couple sitting right by us had paid for our dinner.
These couple acts of kindness have really had me thinking lately,
I want to be more serviceable (if thats a word).
It doesn't necessarily have to be buying something for someone
but simply being more aware of the people around me.
During General Conference this month there was a lot of talks
about service which also added to my thoughts on this topic.
M. Russell Ballard gave a talk about service and I love what he said,
Service is something I want to be better at. I always use the excuse that I am too busy, or once school is out I will be better or something lame like that. I am making a goal to serve others more anxiously and always be looking for ways to serve.
I challenge those who read this to "Buy a stranger a Coke."