December 20, 2008

So bless somebody will ya?

I got my shopping DONE!!!!! W00t w00t!! At first I was very annoyed about having to be shopping instead of enjoying my home and family this close to Christmas. Then an adam alert came over the intercom of Walmart. My heart just sunk for that mom. They said it over the intercom at least 3 times before he was found. (I saw the little 3 yr old boy with a red shirt with a 07 on it as I went to the registers.) It made me perk up a little to realize they had a happy ending and to get my mind reoriented onto the important things in life. I had just been 'discussing' this with one of my daughters this morning in fact. Important things in life are relationships and treating others with kindness and respect.

So I started smiling at the people in Walmart who were in my way and not moving as I would try to go down the isles. When I asked the fabric department woman to cut some fabric for me, she sighed (she was stocking a shelf). When she came to do it, she THREW a sewing machine box across the fabric cutting table. I guess I had a shocked look on my face, because she appologized and said it wasn't me she was frustrated with, but a coworker. When I left, I wished her a Merry Christmas and hoped she had a better day. She actually looked right at me, paused a few seconds and said, "Well thank you. I really appreciate that....I really do." I said a sincere "You're very welcome." And went to finish my shopping.

And I actually started having a better day myself. ;) It was pretty cool.

Then I went home and was so tired I could just go to bed now and sleep til morning. But I'm not. I have work to do yet. ehn

I need to stop complaining. All my kids are safe, we have all we need and we're all healthy and blessed.


Alida said...

Thanks for the reminder... Have a great Christmas!

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Merry Christmas!

I invite you to join us on our year-long journey, as we read the Bible in 2009.


HEART OF A READY WRITER – Bible reading and devotional

e-Mom said...

You did the right thing, Christie. God is smiling at your acts of "Christmas kindess."

Have a blessed and Happy New Year!