Yesterday as I was driving home from an appointment, I noticed a billboard on the road that says “ Blueberries –2 for $6.. “ Wow!” I said to myself….”Just what I needed. So I parked my car and approached a fruit cart that was filled with all sorts of fresh fruits.
As I came near to the fruit cart, a middle aged man greeted me with this: “ Good morning! Beautiful Lady! “. I was immediately startled not by the word ‘ beautiful ‘ which I hear often enough but by his beaming smiles. And often, many shop keepers do not bother to smile or greet their customers. I returned this man’s kindness by giving him my biggest smile.
And somehow these words flew out of my mouth, “ Good morning! Does the beautiful lady gets a better price for the blueberries ? “. I was of course joking! The price was more than reasonable and I couldn’t have asked for anything more than that!. The man replied me: “ Hey, you are sharp and beautiful! I Like it! “. This made me laughed so much that I had tears coming from my eyes! “ I can’t lower the price but these cherries are on me. “ as he handed me a handful of red juicy cherries which looked divine and which I gladly accepted.
The morale of the story is the importance of a simple smile. Very often, we are consumed by our own selfishness that we forget to smile! We forget to say “thank you” ! And then if you are too friendly, people become suspicious of your ulterior motive! Then some of us become disillusioned because something did not serve them well. We need to remember that no matter what, God is kind and we have to be kind! Thank you , my courteous readers for coming by! You are deeply appreciated! And I am smiling at you!