Just some thoughts:
You know sometimes how we view matters (the world) may hinge upon where and what we are always looking for. Yes, I also am frustrated with many matters I see in the world today. But I refuse to subscribe in the words of some, "All the world is going to ----------in a hand basket."
Today at my coffee place I saw a man slip a large bill in the hand of a well deserving waitress. As he gave her a hug (yes sadly-- maybe he best be careful doing such you think) he wished her a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Tears came to her eyes. I saw another party, as they left the cash register paying for their coffee, hand another waitress an envelope in which there also was a gift of cash.
I saw another person pull up in front of the coffee place and it was evident they were having difficulty exiting the car as they were on crutches. I saw a young man get up from his table go outside, hold the car door open and assist an elderly man in getting into the coffee place.
After the coffee place I took an article back to TJ-Max for my wife. As I walked in and got in line I counted twenty-four people ahead of me. If my wife had been with me I know the next sentence would have been:"Now settle down and have some patience." As we got closer to the return clerk a lady in front of me with a cart full, looked like she had taken everything from the shelves turned and said to me, "Why don't you in front of me, you only have one item, no need for me to keep you waiting." What? She insisted and so I did and thanked her much.
Now one more stop. Going to the post office a few days before Christmas, about as much fun as a root canal. Got in a line to buy stamps that stretched from Brentwood, TN to Birmingham, Al. After I got my stamps I went to a table to put the stamps on the mountain of cards I had.
There was a lady next to me doing the same. And then low and behold this happened. This lady reached over lightly touched my arm and said,"I'm finished putting stamps on my cards, can I help you finish with yours?"
"Can I help you with yours?"
Six words..."Can I help you with yours?" Six great words with that one classic word: help. There is still a lot of good folks out there in everyday life.
December 18, 2017