The other day I noticed a young woman, very close to my own age, walking by the store front. I thought she was a student at the local college, mainly due to the fact that she was carrying her books and supplies. She stopped and looked through the window with a somewhat sad look on her face. The next day, around the same time, she stopped by again, the same thing as the day previous. I came to the cafe this morning, after having made a comment of how cold it was outside. The region experienced a drastic drop in temperature last night to around 27 degrees Fahrenheit. I noticed the time was getting close to be around the same time as the previous two days when I had seen the young woman, so I looked for her. I saw her slowly approach the store. She looked as cold as ever. ... Read Full Story >>
I was sitting in Billy's Downtown Diner in Bethlehem, PA one morning. I was feeling glum while eating my breakfast, I had been fretting over the rising cost of tuition and housing at college. I kept dwelling on how it was affecting my mood, and how it was making me unhappy. Then, it came to me: perhaps my plight should be the means for someone else's happiness.
I noticed a mother and her young daughter sitting across the way from me at the dinner. I went up to the waitress and asked for their check as well as my own. I headed for the counter, and paid for their meal. I didn't bother to stick around for any sort of reaction. I was so excited and had such a great feeling that my legs were shaking. I would just like to think they were able to enjoy the surprise.