July 29th, 2019
I think a lot of people undervalue their potential to change people’s lives, especially at their jobs. I’ll make this one short & sweet.
I got my last table tonight less than an hour before close. If you’ve ever worked a job with posted hours, you know that this is less than ideal. I asked this family of four how they were, and how they were was starving.
They had called a different restaurant to see if their kitchen was open. The restaurant said they were, and when this family arrived, they were then told the kitchen was closed. So they called us up, and our kitchen was indeed open.
They were very kind and extraordinarily grateful. They wrapped up right before close, and left. And then they came back. Their car wouldn’t start. I insisted it was no problem, got my own keys and got their car started for them. They were again enormously grateful.
This night could have gone very differently. All this family wanted to do was have a nice meal together. And the universe decided it wasn’t going to make it easy for them.
But the universe also put me in the equation, so I did everything I could to take care of them. There’s a good chance they’re going to remember this night for a long time, and they’re going to remember that strangers can still be kind, even when the situations are unexpected.
So know your potential. Know that nothing you do is small, and share whatever kindness you have available. We don’t always have a lot on hand, but I think you’ll surprise yourself when you check.
They left this button for me on the table.
I lied about this being short.