Well, I’ve taken couponing to a whole new level in my life by only spending money where there’s a deal. Its been a good change for me, but it has perhaps made me a little aggressive 🙂 Last night, Matt, CoCo, and I went to El Torito for dinner. I was armed and dangerous with my free guacamole coupon, and my $5 off voucher. We had a great dinner, and I was sure it tasted better since it was cheap. We had another great surprise because my wonderful friend Miranda, her husband Steve, and brother Jonnie all came in and sat near our table. Anyways, our meal comes to an end, I promptly hand the waitress our two coupons, and then she deals the death blow by saying I can only use ONE offer. Pshh! Don’t they know I’m a newly converted tight-wad? Apparently they get my type often. She had a quick, might I add “rehearsed” response. So, we went ahead and took back our worthless free guac. Minutes later, the waitress returns and says “They got it for you,” pointing to Miranda and Steve. Humility. Wow. And here I was agonizing over the loss of guacamole. Of course we were overwhelmed by how kind that was, but later it impacted me even more. I think its a great ambition to want to save money for my family, but when I’m 90 years old I am not going to give a care about whether or not I saved $5 at a restaurant. Rather, I am going to remember kindness and generosity. I’ve hung out with Miranda on numerous occasions–she is one of my dearest friends. I’ve only hung out with Steve twice. Once we all went on a double date and he insisted on buying our dinner there, and then the other time was at their wedding. I can honestly say that each time I have hung out with Steve and Miranda I am blessed. Thank you both for being such an example of what is to be kind and generous. Thank you for having hearts that make room for everyone you come across. You guys are the best!