It was 2pm ish this afternoon when I was queuing for a cup of my favourite hot chocolate at a cafe 2 blocks away from my house. It was just a small cafe run by a lovely old couple. The husband was the barista and the wife helped him taking the orders and doing the transaction. Indeed, their warmth service to their customers is the reason why I keep coming back to them.
Not that long queue actually, only about 2 more people to go before my turn, which was a middle-aged lady with a quite messy hair’s turn right now. I believe she was so tired and restless. It’s all shown under her eyes, yeah, a very thick black eye bags under both eyes.
“Hello, good afternoon! What can I get you for today?”, the cashier (which was also the wife) asked. “I just need a tall latte with extra shot on it, please”, she answered. “Order noted. And that’s gonna be $5.40 all together”. She grabbed her bag and started looking for her wallet. A minute later, and she was still stirring up everything inside her green bag. “Oh, great! Where is it??”, she softly mumbled.
After another minute, she finally raised her head, “Sorry, I guess I need to cancel it. I was in a hurry and didn’t realize leaving my wallet at home”. She sounded more frustated then ever. I could tell she was just having a very bad day.
“A tall latte with extra shot for the lady in yellow shirt”, the barista (and the husband as well) shouted from the coffee kitchen. “Oh no no no, sorry I just cancelled my order. Sorry for the late cancellation”, she said recitently.
“That’s okay. We just want to give you a small gift. We guess you just had a tough morning, didn’t you? We hope this tall cup of latte with extra shot can help to brighten up the rest of your day”, the wife said.
and there it was finally, the BIG smile on that middle-aged lady’s face..
How many gloomy faces you noticed around you today?
Have you found any? 1? 2?
or you don’t even notice there was few of those?
Often, remembering how many assignments from school or worrying about the thinning wallet are taking the whole room of our brain.
Sometimes we don’t even remember to ring back mother when we promised her to call back after meeting.
We just simply forget how it feels to share a little care for everyone around us.
Hey hey, I tell you what,
It is Valentine day..
The day of love. The day of sharing. The day of care.
So start looking at your left, at your right, at your back, at your front, at your every single angle and star S M I L I N G!
You’ll never know how a simple smile could make someone’s day, friends!
But more importanly, you’ll never know how incredible it is to see them smiling back at you :)
And when this day is over?
What day over? Hey, when February 14th finished in Australia, Americans have just started their loving day, guys!
So continue caring to one another.
And when America’s 14th of February has ended?
Aren’t you get used to be happy seeing people smiling back at you by that time?
So, why stopping?
Doesn’t it feel joyful to hear someone thanking you for being friendly?
And doesn’t it feel blissful to turn someone’s frowny face into a cheerful laughter?
Yes yes yesss, there is surely NO REASON to stop loving others.
Cos every single day is Valentine day.
Endless days of love..
‘I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy’ - Rabidranath Tagore
- Happy Valentine Day ♥ -