A Pay it Forward Breakfast


In the news or on social media, there are always stories where someone unexpectedly pays for someone else’s bill or groceries. Those acts of kindness are indeed very nice, but do they really happen often?

Yesterday, I wouldn’t know what to answer. Personally, I don’t know anyone who has had that happen to them, with the exception of a college friend who got free dessert from a waiter who was trying to hit on him. But, I’m guessing that doesn’t count? 🙂

This morning, my husband and I went to get some breakfast at McDonald’s. We noticed that the person in the car in front of us handed the cashier his card twice, but we didn’t think much of it. When we pulled up to the window, the cashier told us the man had paid for our breakfast.

I don’t know who the man in the black Altima is, and I know I never will, but I’m very thankful for his kindness. I really needed a yummy biscuit and a warm cup of joe today. It makes working with a stuffy-cold feel not so terrible.

So I guess pay it forward stories do happen. Now, it’s my turn to return the favor!

A National Walk for Epilepsy Thank You

This past weekend was the National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, D.C., and it was a great one!

It’s wonderful being surrounded by people who fight for a better tomorrow for those living with epilepsy. Being an epilepsy survivor, this event means so much to me.

This eFight is a difficult one, and, at times, it seems impossible to go on. But, this doesn’t have to be the case.  In this walk, we help make each other stronger, as we work toward the same goal.

We walk to find a cure for epilepsy!

I am so thankful for all the donors and my teammates who supported me along the way. The walk was a success because of them!

To everyone who participated in the National Walk for Epilepsy, I want to thank you from the bottom of my purple heart!