Some days rolling through Facebook can be unnerving. Then there are the days where something catches your eye. You open the post, read the story and think – what a great idea! Someone should do that. Well, recently there was a story just like that. One of those stories that touch the heart. It was the story about a group of friends that get together and go out to breakfast. On the surface that may not sound so touching or special. However, this group was different. In this group each person was willing to make a $100.00 investment. But an investment or breakfast? Both!
In this group once they arrive at the selected location – they each put their $100.00 in a gift bag or envelope. They each order breakfast (everything on one check) – and then pay the bill out of that bag. What is left is roughly $1500.00 which this group of Breakfast Santa’s gives to the server, as a tip.
I read this and thought what an amazing idea in the true spirit of giving.
So, unbeknownst to me, my friend Vicki had read the same article and posted the story with the message…” who’s in?” – I just had to be a part! And so, the planning begins. Where to go, how many will respond? In our community, where we have suffered this year, there are plenty of places to go to make an impact where tornadoes have had a devastating effect.
Today was the day. Seventeen Facebook acquaintances and friends converged on a local restaurant and made it happen. There were two servers (one who was called in to cover a shift) and another. Both gave excellent service. Taking great care of us without ever knowing what was in store. At the end of breakfast, the bill was paid, and the servers called over to the table. They were presented with “the bag”. Through teary eyes they realized this wasn’t a joke, but a gift.
While our group set out to touch the lives of a server or two, and we did. It was our lives that were touched. We have been blessed and were able to be a blessing. Through our tear-filled eyes, we hugged our servers wishing them a very Merry Christmas…and then we hugged each other, grateful for being a part of such amazing holiday fun. Thanks for posting Vicki, and for being the kind of person that always finds ways to give back and help others. Thanks for including all of us!