Thankful Thoughts 9/05/18


Today I am thankful for the opportunity to make someone smile. I don’t encounter a lot of people day to day, my trips to town are usually to run errands or get groceries.

Today was grocery day and the checkout lines were moving slowly. An elderly lady stood behind me with her cart. She didn’t have much in it and I could see she was adding up the cost in her head, probably to make sure she had enough money.

She commented on the beautiful little succulent plant with purple edges that I had placed on the conveyor belt and we struck up a conversation about how unique it was, and about house plants in general. I told her how the windows of my grandmother’s house had always been filled with plants and flowers growing in coffee cans and such, and how I’d loved that.

As my groceries were being rung up a little voice in my head said “give it to her,” so I held the plant back until the end and asked the cashier to ring it up separately.

When I finished paying for it, I turned and placed the plant in her cart, handed her the receipt as proof of purchase, and wished her a good day. At first she protested a little, but when I assured her that it would make me happier to think of her with it in her window than I would be to have it in my own, she broke out in a big smile and thanked me. We parted, both wearing smiles, and it made my day.


Author: Josie Two Shoes

I've been blogging off and on since August of 2006. I adopted the pen name Josie Two Shoes in 2007 as I began a new chapter of my life standing on my own two feet. Now I'm married to the man of my dreams; we live in dusty West Texas with a house full of furkids. I am an Aquarian by birth, and although I am past sixty and slightly frayed around the edges, my fascination with this thing called life continues. Faith, family, and friends are important to me; so are honesty, trust, tolerance, compassion and kindness. I'm pretty up front about most things, so if you want to know something more about me, just ask! :-) You can also reach me by email and find me at my Facebook page.

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