#AJO-An Unexpected Blessing Today

14 Sep

I had a wonderful day shopping with my friend Wendy.  We were supposed to be at the beach on a girl’s weekend, but that kind of fell through so we decided to spend the day doing whatever we wanted to do!

I knew it was going to be a great day when I drove through Starbucks to grab some Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  When I pulled out my debit card, the girl at the drive-through window informed me that our lattes had already been paid for!  She gave me a few details, but told me that I should check out the hashtag written on my coffee:

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I did look up #AJO when I returned home tonight and found out that it is a pay-it-forward movement that has been started by the parents of a young girl named Alyssa who passed away just a couple of weeks ago.

You can go here to read more of her family’s story: http://www.yourerie.com/news/news-article/family-pays-it-forward-following-daughters-death/d/news/news-article/9BgBQalJSECWrtsIooPGhQ.

What a wonderful way to raise awareness and to bring something positive out of something so tragic.  Let’s all remember to keep Alyssa’s family in our prayers!



2 Responses to “#AJO-An Unexpected Blessing Today”

  1. caseycorder September 15, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    What will you do to pay it forward?


    • mommyinbonlee September 16, 2013 at 7:28 am #

      I’m not sure yet! The kids and I have done something before so we may just do that again, but I don’t really like to tell people when we do it.
      Isn’t that a cool story?


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