a quick post:
today i did the unthinkable, i got my dinner from taco bell’s drive through.
(this whole moving/having two leases open right now/never being at home is taking a toll on my beautiful diet, but i digress…)
i was talking to the handsome and generous christopher on my cell phone while i went through the drive through to place my order of the #7. the friendly, polite voice on the calling box was surprising. before she even asked what i wanted to order, she asked how i was, and when i asked if they had power-ade (i was incredibly thirsty haha) she said that they didn’t, but said they did have fruit punch and lemonade. all in a crisp, friendly voice. and when i pulled to the window she smiled and thanked me, and told me to have a great night.
her friendly, sweet demeanor really made an impact on my evening. granted i’m still not that into taco bell, but i would go back through the drive through for a nice chat with that lady.
christopher and i concluded that something so simple as being kind goes a longer way than one would think. instead of being drab and miserable like many people i run into over a day, simply being in the presence of one so kind made me want to change my day as well. she didn’t have to go out of her way to be nice to me, but it was a breath of fresh air.
so the next time you’re doing something no-fun (which probably isn’t worse than working the drive through at a fast food joint) remember that just by putting a smile on your face and being kind really could impact someone’s day and put a smile on their face as well.
happiness is infectious!