So, I went to Wal-mart.
I know, for those who know me well,
Wal-Mart is not a place I find myself very often,
It’s actually quite rare for me ‘save money and live better’ there.
It’s just not my favorite place.
I know many of you like this super-store,
So I will leave all other comments alone. =)
Truth be told, I actually had a pleasant experience there!
Now what took me to this store in the first place?
Well, I had been wanting to do a cookie craft for some time.
I needed some of those colored chocolate wafers
That melt and are used in candy molds.
I didn’t have plans to visit our closest craft-store
(which is a half an hour away)
And I already checked our local kitchen shop
And discovered they did not carry the desired item.
So, I did it.
I went to Wal-Mart and headed to the craft aisle.
I was trying to get in and get out
So as to not experience any negative experiences that somehow usually happen.
I entered the express line behind an older woman with a big smile.
She immediately engaged my baby in a pleasant conversation.
I joined in and in the course of the conversation
Disclosed that I enjoy a drink from Dutch Bros. from time to time.
She in turn asked, “Oh, you go to Dutch Bros.?”
As I was answering in the positive,
She pulled out a free-drink card for a Dutch Bros. drink
And gave it to me!
Wow! What a sweet act of kindness from a stranger.
I can’t tell you how this made the rest of my afternoon.
I immediately began to think,
Small acts of kindness really can go along way!
This made me really want to purpose to look for ways to bless others.
One simple act of kindness changed my perspective concerning Wal-Mart.
Here I was, heading into the store expecting something negative to happen.
Maybe I should be the one to change the atmosphere
And seek to give love and show kindness
To the other shoppers, clerks….