Spreading Smiles, Smile Cards And Chocolate :)
--by Jacinda, posted Oct 19, 2013
The woman at the check-out counter was an older lady, and at first, she seemed very grumpy. After paying, I was nervous to give my gift to her, because for the whole time we interacted, she didn't smile at all. Nevertheless, I picked up the courage and gave it to her, explaining that it was for her.
It was the most amazing reaction ever! :) She seemed shocked at first but then a huuuge smile spread across her face, and she was so happy and thankful! She told me that no customers had ever done anything nice for her before. I felt so happy that I was able to make her smile! :)
Then I went out to wait for the bus at the bus stop. A lady came over to me. She was confused about when her bus was coming and what bus she should get on to get to her neighborhood. I explained it to her, and she told me that she was 78 years-old and she would not be able to remember the number, so I wrote it on her hand. She was so sweet and we stood and chatted for a while.
I remembered I had another chocolate bar in my bag so I gave it to her along with a smile card. She was really happy and then said that every single time she comes to this exact bus stop, someone comes and helps her. She said she thinks it's like an angel each time.
As my bus drove up, I said goodbye to her, gave her a hug, and we parted our own ways. :)
Life is beautiful! :)
Little gestures like these never cease to amaze me - people really love when you are thinking about them, even if only for a few minutes!