Yesterday morning, I woke up early, put on my combat apparel, and readied myself for battle – at the local big chain grocery store ( to remain unnamed). I dread this task – most especially at this particular store. I love shopping at certain upscale markets for a few specialty items, however, I can’t purchase all of my groceries at these places, because I need to be frugal – make that paycheck Ssttrrreeetttccchhhh! You know what I mean???
Since I’m back at work on Monday – Fridays, I’ve got to shop with the rest of the world on Saturday. Ugh! I leave early so that by the time the store starts getting crowded, I’m on my way out.
Yesterday, I decided that I was going to make the grocery shopping experience a joyful one for myself and for as many people as I could. I challenged myself to smile and to say, “Good morning,” to every person in that store with whom I made eye contact. I also strolled through the store as though I had all of the time in the world, not letting the inevitable shopping cart traffic jam affect my blood pressure. I was surprised by the number of smiles and pleasant greetings I got in return. I would say that I got about a 90% return on my investment. That’s pretty darn good if I must say so myself!
I left the grocery store with a spring in my step and a song in my heart! I hope that I helped fellow shoppers to do the same!