Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Meijer, A few pennies, A few minutes and Perspective

Usually when we go into Meijer it's a rush in, "No sorry, honey, we don't have time for that", but this was a different trip.
We took time to ride the pony.
It's rare to find a "mega store" with care for their customers. I have since switched the majority of my shopping to Meijer because of the kindness from one cashier.
We were waiting by the pony ride and one of the cashiers (who was leaving for the day or maybe for her break) took the time to go to customer service and get a handful of pennies for my three children.
I was so touched by her thoughtfulness I am kicking myself for not getting her name. I'm sure she was looking forward to her break/leave, because as soon as she handed us the pennies (with a smile), she rushed out the door. I stood there thinking about how much more it meant for her to stop and take a few minutes to show kindness to three little strangers, even in her own rush.
I realize now as I post this, that I need to take more time- just 10 minutes -to stop and "ride the pony" more often.
How precious these few minutes and pennies were for me to find delight in my children.
Thank you, to the young gal, whoever you were, for the life lesson and thoughtfulness.

Do you have ten minutes to set aside to delight in your children today?


Grandma Bibby said...

Just like daddy when he was a boy!

Elizabeth said...

I can relate! Thank you for the reminder :)


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