Dear Good & Evil,
In this world today, there have been a lot of evil things happening everyday like violence, kidnapping, and unexpected deadly events. With all of these bad things happening every day I wonder if there are still any good people in this earth until today.
Today, I had a sweet tooth and decided to go out and get some ice cream. I drove to Buster’s and ordered an ice cream sundae. When it was to time to pay for the sundae, I handed the cashier my card to pay for it because I did not have any cash on me at that time. The cashier slid the card, but my card didn’t go through. It was weird because I knew I had enough money for it. I asked the cashier to try sliding my card again to be sure. The cashier tried again, but my card was still declined. For a moment, I felt a little down, but mostly embarrassed that my card was declined. I told the cashier to keep the sundae and decided to leave until a very nice gentleman beside me offered to pay for my sundae. I told him he really did not have to, but he insisted kindly.
After he paid for my ice cream, I thanked him very much and told him that we need a lot more good people like him.
It is true, we do need more good people like him not just helpful wise, but polite and understanding– wise. Have you realized that not a lot of people greet each other anymore? For example, when people walk pass you, or just walk inside a place, people don’t usually say “Good Morning, “Hello”, or “How are you?” Greeting customers in a workplace environment is a different story because all jobs require employees to show good manners. What I really mean is outside of the workplace.
When was the last time a person greeted you, or asked about your day?
When was the last time a person helped you?
When was the last time a person contact you by phone (besides texting and social websites)?
When was the last time a stranger started a conversation with you?
I know some of us have difficulties of getting out of our “shy-shell”. I have some difficulties of being a little shy, but I mostly have the guts to share to everyone that I am for sure a friendly and down-to-earth person.
That sweet man that paid for my ice cream has definitely inspired me to become a better person. I hope good people like him will come your way to make you feel more positive about life and to help you become a better person than you are today.
Life Lesson #50: Evil may be loud and visible, but good is still alive and will live forever.
Life Lesson #51: You should always carry cash on you just in case your card gets declined.
Thank You For Reading,