Day’s ebb and flow so quickly that I forgot to blog again of Bob and what he said on Saturday, April 16th. (I jotted it down on a post-it that resides in my daily journal, now to breathe.)
When he arrives at my sales, he makes a b-line to my checkout table, always with a smile.
I saw him coming and said, hi Bob. Glad to see you!
He’s 88-years young you see and wears a smile that lasts the entire time he’s at my sales.
He walked over and said, When I peruse the estate sales online, I make sure I stop by the sale where the lady always smiles!
Really? I asked I’m the smiling lady?
Yes, you always have a smile for all your customers. You know when I was younger I had lots of anger issues and went to a doctor for it. That doctor told me that if I’d only wake with a smile and greet all my adversities with that smile, then all my troubles wouldn’t seem so large.
A positive attitude and smile changes how I see things everyday.
I know I smile a lot because my father also stated something similar. When I asked him several years back, how do you always seem to smile no matter what?
Well, honey. I learned a long time ago that I could either wake each morning with a smile and deal with the day or I could decide to be a grump every day. I chose to smile and that’s how I’ve lived my life ever since.
Bob agreed and thanked me for always smiling and being pleasant to all that enter and leave my sales.
What a grand thing to note. It made my day, that I make his day when he enters the sales.
Oh sure, there’s clients and customers that curl my toes, but I always handle things with a calmness of spirit. Why should I stoop to any other level, that would only burn my insides and they’d just walk out the door.
No, I chose to smile.