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

1 Response

  1. B-dubya

    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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