Monday, December 01, 2008

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.

by teresa

Okay, this short video is great.
We need more of this and less of this.

I do this sometimes. Some people say I'm crazy for talking to strangers(chris)...but I think it's nice to catch someone off guard and turn their frown upside down. I don't do it enough...but I have slipped people "pass it on" cards, given money or food (MickyD's)to people with signs on street corners (it is not my business what they do with it). One of my favorite things is when I gave a cashier my pen. It was a really pretty pink pen I had bought from Lifeway bookstore. It had some happy dappy saying and scripture on the side. It was really cool...I loved that pen. I was in the grocery store being rung up by the rudest, grumpiest cashier with the worst attitude ever. When it came time for her to sign off on my check she couldn't find her pen. She curse (yes cursed) and ranted that someone had probably stolen it again. I reached in my purse and handed her my pen. She snatched it (without a thankyou) and did her scribbly thing on my check. When she went to hand it back I told her no....I want you to keep it. The wall of rancor and bother fell. She smiled....and I walked off. The next week I went in and as I was checking out I saw her in another line. She had that pen on a ribbon around her neck. It makes me smile every time I think about it.

4 comments:

Nanny Jackie said...

Awww ... that's so sweet! You're awesome.

Watkins said...

It's the little things. Well, you made me cry.

Mom said...

That was so sweet, Teresa. Just like you!

What a good witness that was.

Dysd Housewife said...

I love this story. One time I actually drove to the McDonalds, got a sandwich and drink, and then returned to the place where a sad old man was sitting with his sign. He BEAMED when I handed him the bag. Great moment.