Look for the Good
what happens when you change your perspective
It has been a week full of them, and it’s barely Wednesday. But…
If I had gone to the correct restaurant location last night to meet my friends for dinner, I would not have stopped at a particular UPS Store around the corner and encountered Jessica King, an employee full of joy and the Spirit. I would have missed her infectious smile and attitude.
If I had not received a text that my grocery order was delayed, I would not have had as much time to linger at dinner with my friends (once I finally got to the right restaurant!). I would have missed those precious extra minutes with the women who have been like sisters for 23 years.
If my grocery order had been ready when I arrived at the store an hour and fifteen minutes past its scheduled time, I would not have made the decision to just go in and shop. And then I would not have shared laughs with the guy who accidentally put his juice in my cart instead of his own.
Nor would I have chatted with Michael, who was busy stocking the shelves—his second job, about the importance of choosing a job because you enjoy doing it instead of for how much money you can make (he’s also a welder).
I would not have had to ask three young men stocking to help me find the ginger snaps that the store app assured me were on aisle A22. Okay, I may have begged because I was just “so freaking tired and ready to get home.”
I never would have experienced sheer delight when Trell spotted the box waaaaayyyy down on the back of the bottom shelf. Nor would I have asked him if I could thank him with a hug. I would have missed the opportunity to give a hug and receive a hug from a complete stranger who, with a smile, helped a tired woman find a box of ginger snaps.
I would have missed humanity at its best. People in their ordinary activities sharing extraordinary moments.