There's an annual food drive going on all over the state, and State employees bring in thousands of pounds of food each year for local food banks. Since I work at a state university, there's a collection box in our office, too. It's been looking kind of lonesome and empty, so I put some canned food in a bag and took it in this morning. Hubby seems to pick up a can or two of baked beans just about every time we grocery shop, and they've been accumulating, so there were quite a few to add to the box, as well as some veggies and some canned chicken.
I almost thought I wasn't going to make it to my early morning lab today. The rear tire of my car had a leak and was almost flat. I know how to change a tire and have a spare, but if I did that I'd surely be late. But fortunately I had a can of Fix-a-flat in the emergency kit. It was enough to patch the leak, put air in the tire, and get me on my way after a quick stop at the gas station for more air. I stopped at the tire store on the way home to get it fixed. Our local chain fixes tires for free, knowing it's a sure way to build community goodwill and bring in more customers. So while my morning started with stress, it ended with a gift for me.
Needless to say, I stopped at a store and picked up two more cans of Fix-a-flat. Magical stuff.