I watched with surprise as she grabbed the package
and took off running after the man in dark clothing.
Out the door she raced
while I stood at the checkout counter watching.
Someone who cares in a world that often just moves on.
Ordinarily if someone forgets a bag
it is held for them until they come back.
But on this day
I was blessed by this employee who went beyond what was expected
and demonstrated initiative and care for the customer.
Yes, she gets my vote for Employee of the Year.
how often do I miss an opportunity to do good
to go beyond.
It is all too easy to be pushed into the mold of our present age
But people have value
and I hunger to keep affirming life,
pulsating, caring life
wherever I see it.
When she stepped back behind the counter and continued
to ring up my purchases.
“Thank you,” I said wanting her to know her kindness was noticed and appreciated.
She smiled back as she proceeded to check my things saying “I caught him. He was almost at his car.”
Totally focused on the customer
but, for me, the lights were all on her.
to step out of our comfortable box
to give to another?
To lend a hand
to help carry a load
to run an errand
to smile and spend some time.
Yes, this woman raised the bar of service
and I’m so glad that she did.
I’ll never forget it.
No, I don’t ever want to forget it.