Yesterday (Christmas Eve), I found myself at Trader Joe’s with a dear girlfriend. We needed champagne and had to stock up for the holidays.
While in the spirits section, we put one, two, three, OK, fine, four bottles of prosecco in the cart. The gentleman working at the store overheard our back and forth, “yes, you might as well grab 4, you know you’ll need it.” He laughed to himself. My friend commented that she would need to be dealing with her ex-husband all day, four bottles of prosecco would hardly scratch the surface. He laughed and wished us a Merry Christmas.
We went about our shopping. Some cheese, prosciutto, pâté, chocolate, you know…the good stuff. 🙂
As we were checking out, the same gentleman called out “do you like chocolate?”
“YES!” I answered.
He disappeared into one of the aisles and we continued with our payment.
He walked over with my favorite, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, he handed it to us and said “this is on the house, Merry Christmas.” My eyes lit up and I was overcome with gratitude and happiness because not only is that kind gesture so charming and appreciated, but of all the items at Trader Joe’s, he picked my favorite! It is not about the $4 chocolates that the man gave us. It would be no different if it were a bottle of Dom Perignon or a flower picked on the side of the road (OK, sorry, it would be different if it were Dom Perignon only because it has such a profound reputation and is incredibly expensive and I’m curious to see what the hype is all about!) Anyways, the gesture is what counts. It is an expression of selfless kindness. This man wanted nothing in return other than to impart some cheer in our lives. How cool.
There is so much beauty in the world. I cannot say it enough, there is so much good and kindness in the world and the only way to be a part of it is to contribute to it and be open to it. I don’t know how else to say it. I guess it’s a lifestyle. If you want to see more happiness, more love, more joy, put it there and expect nothing in return. Now go forth and do good!!!!