Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, June 07, 2007


The Farmer Jack by my house is closing. In my house it's referred to as the "Ghetto Farmer Jacks". Me no likey. It's 3 blocks from my house, and I drive 3 miles to Kroger on Eureka because the people are friendlier, the place is cleaner, and the prices are better (HELLO!! 10 for $10!!) The people are not nice in that store. The managers are disrespectful to the employees and in turn, the employees are disrespectful to the customers. I have often wondered WHY/HOW it ever stayed open.

When I go into a store, I EXPECT to be treated nicely. I am after all spending my VERY hard earned money, and this girl works hard for her money!! At some stores (like the Kroger on Eureka) the cashiers, the baggers, the cart people are downright friendly, one cashier, Darlene, I wait in line for her. She's my favorite (my time is precious, it must be worth the wait!). Did you ever notice that sometimes you just give a little, and the blessings you get in return are just astounding? Maybe it's just me.

I know that if the energy around me is negative, that's what I get, negative. I actually know I am about to go nuts when all I can feel is negativity. I know that I'm tired, and I need to regroup (hence, days off). I know that when the energy around me is positive, sheesh, I can't stop smiling. I think it's easier to feel God's love when things are positive.

I pray for that store, I pray that each one of those employees finds a positive place to land. May they feel God's grace, His mercy, and His love all around them. May their future's be bright, just like His light.

Psalm 104:2 He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent


Pat said...

I think you really expressed why the cashiers may not be as friendly as they should be - they are reflecting the treatment they receive. Even though it can be trying, it really shows why we should try to give a kind word, even when we feel just the opposite. That kind word or smile just might turn their day in a different direction. I know its worked both on me ...and for me!

Margie said...

Pat, you are SO wise!!

Becky said...

i like to still be nice to them just because i can.