I was Worried

T is with his dad this week. So I tend not to know about things that go with him. However when you have 4 e-mails from the school division I find out pretty quick.

I had gone upstairs for a hi-liter when D (one of the admins) asked me if I knew about the Hold and Secure for the SRSS. The high school. No I had not and I quickly pulled out my phone to message T. Asked what was happening and had he messaged his dad? And told him that I was a tad worried. And he shoots back:

We’re Not!

The admins both thought that was hilarious.

And now I am getting a reputation.

I had spoken to a customer last week about the new Scene+ card. Told her that when she came in this week to stop and Customer Service and ask for me. I would come and give her her card and walk her through what she would need to do to get it registered.

Tuesday our woman at Self checkouts came down to ask K about this woman who had stopped and asked her about her card. I was at my till and only paying half attention when I remembered. Asked if the woman’s name was and of course she did not know. But I was pretty positive that it was my lady so I grabbed her card and went to give it to her.

B our woman at the self-checkouts said:

She said it was the woman who was always flying around.

That’s me.

Then today I was not even going that fast when I passed by a customer. No idea who he was and the face did not register. However he must know who I am for as I passed him he remarked:

No running in the halls.

These are but two of my interactions out of hundreds in a week. All positive and I was able to help or provide amusement. Recently I also had a customer tell me that although he was glad that we no longer had to wear masks he did miss mine with the tongues sticking out.

I was being cheeky but he really did miss them.

Nov. 3/22

Joy Came Home to Me

On my way to work this morning I was listening to the radio. A young boy in Winnipeg had collect 889 pairs of socks or socks for Main Street Project homeless program. He was adorable to listen to. When they asked him why he had done this his answer made me smile and tear up.

Boy: Because it was in my heart.

He could not have been more than 4 or 5.

In a world where the headlines tend to be all about the negative; the wars, the people taking advantage of other people, kids acting like assholes, men yelling abuse at women and children I could go on and on; this little guy’s answer was so heartwarming.

As I was listening I realized how much joy I was taking from this story. And it lead me to think of one of my cards that I had drawn this morning.

Joy cannot be chased. It must be experienced with innocence and no agenda. The more one runs after it, the further away it seems to be.

Oct. 31/22

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