Spirit of the season – and more reasons to cheer!

by DaniGirl on December 17, 2005 · 9 comments

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I was sitting in the car, waiting to make a left-hand turn into the queue for Tim Hortons, getting a couple of extra-large coffees as a Saturday morning treat for Beloved and myself. It was mid-morning on Saturday, when all of suburbia is also in the drive-thru line.

I was feeling stellar, having already been to the gym, been to the post-office to send off the last of my holiday packages, and been to the dollar store where I acquired FOUR hockey sticks and FOUR pucks for four bucks.

As I was about to make the left turn into the queue, a red car coming from the other direction cut me off and took my spot, despite my desperate and increasingly unfriendly gesculations to indicate my rightful ownership of the next place in line. The car was full of a family, parents in the front and two young girls in the back, and I muttered to myself about the poor example those obviously unmannered parents were setting for their girls. I steamed for a few minutes, and threw a few uncharitable glares in their direction, but by the time it was my turn to collect my coffees, I had mostly forgotten all about it.

I pulled up to the window, $5 in hand, and the server informed me with a friendly grin that my coffees had been paid for, by the family in the red car.

How great is that? Such a simple gesture, really not even entirely necessary, and yet it made my day.

So I went home, and we had a blast with our new hockey sticks:

I couldn’t wait to come down and blog what a great morning I’d been having when I took a peek at the comments from yesterday and saw this comment from my old friend who is now a Mommy Abroad in Germany. The Toronto Star ran a featurette this morning on the ‘momosphere’, and I got good face time beside Ann, Jen and Andi. How cool is that? Take a look here for the full article on the ‘momosphere’.

So if you’re dropping by from the Star article – welcome! Drop me a note and let me know you’ve been by, and do drop in again. And don’t forget to visit Ann and Jen and Andi’s blogs – they’re my bloggy heroes.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 BeachMama December 18, 2005 at 1:27 am

Love the hockey playing ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a favorite around here.
And how awesome that the people who cut in line were so aware of their mistake that they treated you for the day.

2 Nancy December 18, 2005 at 2:12 am

Yay for free coffee and dollar-store hockey equipment! A day could hardly get better than that!

3 dak-ind December 18, 2005 at 9:16 am

im coming to you from the “reign of ellen”. i picked an interesting name from her sidebar and whaaa-laaaah. here. i enjoyed this post immensily! i love when good things happen to me, and i love when i can do good things for others.
the hockey looks fun. wish we got this much snow!

4 nancy December 18, 2005 at 1:27 pm


5 kris December 18, 2005 at 9:05 pm

Cute, cute, cute!

6 SilverCreek Mom December 19, 2005 at 12:03 am

WOW that just shows they weren’t paying attention and felt bad about it. There are nice people in the world. And I love the hockey stuff. I should get that for Nathan. He loves to hit things why not a PUCK instead of me or his sister?

7 twinmomplusone December 19, 2005 at 5:26 am

now that’s the Christmas spirit…doing something nice for a stranger
and just love the sight of brothers playing hockey ๐Ÿ™‚

8 twinmomplusone December 19, 2005 at 5:31 am

oh, and congrats on making it in the Star!

9 Renee December 19, 2005 at 3:24 pm

How cute is little Simon, with his stick twice as big as he is?!

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