The Positivity Broker…

I made a quick stop at the Dollar Tree after work this evening to pick up a few items.  There were an awful lot of folks at the Dollar Tree.  Apparently, it was the happening place to be.  I tried to get in and out quickly, but the aisle congestion made it somewhat challenging to move about the store. I was there a bit longer than I would have liked.

While I was waiting in line to checkout I observed the cashier chatting with the customers in front of me.  She was such a lovely, happy soul – I enjoyed watching her interact and laugh with folks.  It was clear that she was a positivity broker.  When I finally reached the front of the line and was face to face with this cashier I asked her name.  Her name is Valencia.  I told Valencia that she has a fabulous personality.  We chatted about Thanksgiving and all the food we would eat with the excuse that it only comes once a year.  We laughed about our rationalization and compared holiday notes.  I had a smile on my face the entire conversation.

I left the store happy…not that I wasn’t happy when I went in, but when I left I was happy because I had the opportunity to interact with Valencia.  There are folks like that in the world – folks who brighten the world with their attitude and good cheer.  I really enjoy those folks when I run across them in my day-to-day activities.

Thanks Dollar Tree for Valencia.  I went in looking for a handful of simple items, but I walked out with a big smile and a happy heart.  That sure was a whole lotta’ bang for my buck. ;-)

Day one thousand two hundred and forty-three of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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One Response to The Positivity Broker…

  1. B-dubya says:

    Encounters with folks like Valencia are, to use an old cliché, like ripples in a pond. Or…very much like a Pay It Forward. The New Forty is one of those unexpected ‘pebbles’ for more people than you would ever guess. :)

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