Just a Routine Grocery Trip
--by myturn, posted Mar 19, 2007
Yesterday evening while at the grocery store I was approached by a young woman. She had the most sincere smile I can remember ever seeing and for some reason she was smiling at me.
I looked behind me just to make sure and yes I was the only other person in the aisle. As she got close enough, she said "I was sent to make sure you know God loves you."
I can't lie here. My first thought was -- 'Oh boy, here comes the pamphlets and preaching'. But instead she just gave me that amazing smile and said, "Have a blessed night"
That was it. And she walked away.
I was upset with myself for automatically assuming the worst "cult" senerio. I didn't even say anything to her. Except a much too late and clumsy ' Ahh. Thanks'.
I have been thinking all day what I should have said. I logged on and saw "Because Kindness Is Contagious!" Thats when I realized it didn't matter what I said if anything as long as I allowed that interaction to change me for the better.
Shows that a friendly smile can make a big impression, even on a stranger.
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love,a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.