Sunday, February 21, 2010

the walmart greeter

There's a man who greets me at my local walmart almost every time I go. When I see it's him... I automatically smile because I know he's going to make my day. He's so friendly, always smiles and gives my baby Jack a yellow happy face sticker (even if he is too young and tries to eat it, ha!) He asks me how my day is going, usually gets a cart out for me and helps me put my cart cover on (because I'm sure it always looks like I'm struggling)... really just the nicest guy.

He's this way to everyone, every. single. person who enters and leaves. And it doesn't matter what day it is, he's still so positive and upbeat... and it got me thinking- I really envy him. For his attitude. I know nothing about him, about his life, his struggles... nothing- but I can tell you he knows attitude is everything. I feel like he knows something I don't- something about life that I have yet to figure out.

Now you can say the greeter is suppose to be this way, but this guy looks genuinely happy and goes out of his way... there's a difference in the normal greeter, I promise.

It just had me thinking... I honestly want to be more like the walmart greeter, I want to be able to control my attitude like he does, because for me it can be a major struggle.


“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
-Charles R. Swindoll

Thankful Three:
Joel was off work today! I'm sick so this was a big blessing.
I had fun with Jack coloring today, he's getting pretty good... even if he does bite a chunk out of the crayon every once in awhile.
I'm thankful for the basics, our health, a warm home, and food in our bellies!

3 comments:

  1. So true. When I meet people who are upbeat no matter what, it amazes me. Like your struggle, my attitude is my problem too. I am an ass I have realized. Not that I set out to be that way, but things will set me off. I want and yearn to be a better person, a nicer person, a person who has a thankful heart...but its a struggle.

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  2. Aw, lol... you are not an ass, an ass wouldn't strive to be a better person, least that's what I tell myself : ) hehe

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