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Extra Mints

A few weeks ago, I order Olive Garden by way of carryout.

After I pull into the parking spot, the associate brings the food to my car.

I look in the bag.

Just before she walks away, I ask, “Ma’am, can you do me a favor? Can you bring me some extra mints, please?”

(I love the delectable Andes chocolate mints at Olive Garden!)

She agrees.

When she finally returns to my car, she hands me a plastic bag filled with thirty mints—thirty mints! When she gives me the mint-filled bag, she doesn’t just meet my expectations. She exceeds my expectations.

Likewise, there are times when God won’t just meet your expectations, but God will exceed your expectations.

That’s my hope for you this year. Happy New Year!