Friday, August 22, 2008

I just had the greatest thing happen at the grocery store. Every time I go to Winco I am completely stressed out by the time I leave. I wear Quinn in the sling still since she gets too crazy in the cart--so it's a major workout to hold her and load the groceries and put them on the belt and bag them myself. Plus there are always 10 angry people behind me in line probably ticked off that I am doing it all while holding a toddler on my hip. Anyway--this morning I was just starting to load my groceries onto the belt when this kind lady came behind me in line and offered to help. Of course I didn't turn her down! It was such a simple thing for her to do--her hands were not full of a baby. Another cashier even offered to help her right away, but she still finished helping me until all my food was on the belt. I was so touched by her simple act of kindness. It was all I could do to hold back my tears of gratitude until I left the store. Maybe just a reminder that we should all try to do something kind for someone else. It totally made my day, and all she did was put my groceries on the belt.

3 comments:

valerie said...

Oh there are still nice people out there sometimes! Its good to hear a sweet story like that, cause lately I feel like everyone around me is in a crappy mood, and in a hurry. I am kind of ready for all the schools to start and everyone to stop freaking out so much....but wait....christmas is just around the corner.
Thanks for sharing your story it makes me happy to know that there are still people with good hearts out there!

krystal said...

Am, I am so glad to hear that story. I am actually teaching a lesson on service today. Maybe I will use your little story to help me with my lesson. Just to show even the little things to us are huge in others life. .

Mom said...

Reading that totally touched my heart and made me tear up. I wish I could help you. Thank you for reminding us all to be more helpful and kind, even to strangers.