The other day my dear friend and I played the ‘go to the grocery store and randomly surprise someone and buy their groceries for them’ game. I love doing this and the look on their face is always priceless, as well as those around them. It is like a wave of shock due to a radical act of kindness. Try it, it’s fun! I always make sure I find someone who looks like they are in need or would greatly appreciate someone taking care of their bill.
Her response was perfect. I went up to her and said, ‘Excuse me, my friend and I are practicing radical acts of kindness and we would like to pay for your groceries if that is alright? The only thanks we need is for you to pay it forward one day and practice a radical act of kindness towards someone.’ She looked at me and without skipping a beat, she said, ‘I would have bought more. I thought that was hilarious! She then of course thanked us profusely and was a bit stunned but her response was classic!
Go practice! Have fun