From a FaceBook post dated February 8, 2019
Some days just start out rough. I like getting to school by 6:30 every morning. Some think this is crazy, but for me it’s important to sit in the silence of my room and have some moments of calmness before the craziness of each day begins.
This morning I was running behind because I had to run by Walmart to get cardstock for a project.
Another important part of my morning routine is stopping at Sonic for a large Coke Zero. I’ve never been a coffee drinker, but I’m definitely addicted to Coke Zero and rely on it in the mornings for a kick of caffeine.
As I pulled in late this morning to the school parking lot, my hands were full (it was too cold to make more than one trip). I had my Coke Zero, my graded papers, my supplies from Walmart, and my laptop all precariously balanced in my arms as I tried to unlock the school door.
Suddenly, I felt wetness down my leg and stomach. It took me a minute to realize my Coke was spilling. As I was shifting everything in my arms to try to fix the problem, I only felt more wetness. I finally get where I could see what was happening and I spy my cup split vertically open. With no other choice I dropped the cup and tried to find a safe place to empty my arms. Mind you I’m still outside and to say it was a bit cold this morning is an understatement.
I was finally able to get everything cleaned up and myself dried off. But now I had no Coke Zero and no time to run back to Sonic. 😟
I tried to regather myself and with a an encouraging message from my husband (after texting him the highlights of the saga), I moved on with my day.
About a half hour before lunch, one of the PTO moms came in my room and asked if I’d like an Iced Coffee (just FYI, our PTO rocks!). I thanked her for her offer, explained that I don’t drink coffee, and made a silly little comment about spilling my caffeine of choice this morning.
Just FYI, our PTO rocks!
I went on about my day. About an hour or so later the same PTO mom walked in holding a cup of ice and a Coke Zero.
She will never know how that act of kindness and love blessed me. She didn’t have to take the time to bring that drink but she choose to make a little difference in my life that really made a big impact.
What little difference can you make today?