Day 308: lovemore monday :: a grocery store story

5 Nov

As you know, I entered this year determined to be fearless. But, I don’t want more fear or less in my life.  I want more love.  So I made up a new word, lovemore!   That’s why Lovemore Mondays are here.

Today’s Lovemore Monday is a love story about the grocery store.

Tonight I picked up a few vegetables and some chicken for dinner. But I received something even better from the local supermarket.

As I walked though the meat aisle with all chicken legs and turkey legs sticking up in the air waiting for a family to take them home — I passed an elderly man.

He was standing in the middle of the meat aisle, just before the frozen food section, hovering between cold and frozen foods, talking to a woman who stocked shelves.

She said, “It’s so good to see you!”

He said, “It’s good to talk to you.”

She said, “I didn’t see you yesterday and I got worried.”

He said, “I like to come here just so I have someone to talk to.”

And then my heart broke.

I listened to him tell the stock girl that he doesn’t have anyone to talk to so he comes to the grocery store everyday just to connect with people.

It made me realize how important all of our roles are, even when we think we are just stocking shelves at a grocery store.

And that’s why, on this Lovemore Monday…

I. Love. It.

One Response to “Day 308: lovemore monday :: a grocery store story”

  1. Diane Neal Emmons November 5, 2012 at 9:07 PM #

    YOU are the best! How many people might have overheard that conversation and learned from it? And you passed it on and helped us think about how just a friendly smile and/or a word could make a difference. And to understand that if someone is testy it may be something we haven’t seen – a few bad words or feelings or events or exchanges – and how a kind word might help. Thanks.

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