another epic visit to Kroger
[Before I share this post with you, I want you to know, that I know, that I’m not a writer. My brother, Mark Hayter, is a writer… not me. I just write down words the way that I would be saying the words if you were standing right here with me. And yes, I know I don’t use commas or semi-colons in the proper places, and I do the “…” thing all the time. I used to know punctuation rules, but I have forgotten most of ‘em. Now, I knew that you knew that, but I wasn’t sure if you knew that I knew it.]
N-nee-how… I wanted to share about another visit I had at my Kroger store.
This happened yesterday… After work, I went to the Kroger in La Porte. As I walked in, a lady was coming out. I smiled at her and she smiled back. She didn’t give me a forced smile, it was a real smile, very genuine. A few steps into the store, I was still smiling from the genuine smile the lady gave back to me, and another lady gave me a genuine smile!
It continued on throughout the store. Ladies and men and kids all smiled back at me. Even the employees were making eye contact and giving me sweet smiles. I did not come across one, single rude person during the entire time I was in the store. And some even said “Hi” and “Hello” while they were smiling!
I kept wondering what the heck was going on, and It hit me that maybe I had something on my face, so I pulled out my mirror. There was nothing on my face that didn’t belong there.
I left the store, and got into my car and I sat there thinking how good I felt inside. I felt good and I felt stunned… and I also felt warm all over. It was as if I had experienced a miracle. What are the odds that every person I came across in my 20 minute grocery trip was happy and showing it? I would say the number is astronomical! I have never felt that pleasant around strangers. It was epic.