While my family and I were on vacation in South Carolina, I was put in my place pretty good by a wonderfully genuine and authentic woman at the cash register at Wal-Mart.
We were buying a bunch of food and stuff ... She asks me how I was with a very warm smile on her face (I don't remember what I said) ... I ask her and she said, "I'm Blessed". I was taken a back. What a great reply. We chatted a bit more.
The total for my purchase came up and it was a bit more than I expected - I must have had a shocked look on my face or something. She asks me, "What's wrong?"
I responded, "I don't feel so blessed anymore." Her come back was exactly what I needed. "You can pay for everything you are buying, correct?" Yes, Ma'am, I can ...
"Well then - you are BLESSED that you can pay for all that. Look at it from that point of you - see how Blessed you are?"
She made my day ... just doing her job at Wal-Mart ... but she did her job with a PERSONAL interest in others ... a stranger on vacation at the supermarket.
Imagine if we lived our lives with this sort of personal interest in others instead of being so wrapped up in ourselves.
God BLESS you, Lou