Friday, May 1, 2009

Fun Fridays-Episode 2

Written by Adam Kertesz

Today is meant to be more 'inspirational' than fun. But you could have fun doing what I'm about to suggest.

Earlier today I attended a Memorial Service for a woman who tragically and suddenly passed away last week. Many of you may know her as the Executive Director of Centered on Children Childcare- Sue Frame. I learnt many incredible things about Sue, as she seems to have touched a lot of lives in a positive way. There is one thing that I thought really stood out for me and I want to pass it on.

Every Friday, Sue had a tradition. She would pick up Tim Hortons for herself at the drive through, and after paying, she'd say to the cashier, "And now I'd like to pay for the guy behind me". From what her friends and family said today, this seems to be the kind of woman Sue was-loved doing random acts of kindness. One day she got to the cashier and when she told them she wants to pay for the guy behind her, she was told "No problem, that'll be $10.99". Not what she was expecting, but she still paid it....

I loved this story and it is something I plan to try to do myself. There are so many times we wish we had more time and more money to help those around us. Often all we end up coming up with is more excuses. Well here's something to try that is so simple.."Pay for the guy behind you".

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Leave it to Sue to come up with such a simple and effective way to have an impact on the lives of others! I love that idea and I can definitley see myself doing that one day.

  2. Great idea mitch.....
    (*note to self: Drive behind mitch every friday)


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