Monday, April 6, 2015
A Lesson from George
After a long and dreaded Monday, full of quizzes and work, something made me change my perspective. A lot. Today was our last lacrosse practice of the season, unless we win districts tomorrow...then we have practice on Wednesday. Anyways, our coach gave us a passionate and heartfelt speech about enjoying our final game of the season. As sad as I am to see this amazing season come to an end, the countdown for next years season will begin shortly. One of the girls lacrosse team traditions is every game day we bring our "Bigs" and "Littles" something sweet, like cookies or brownies. After practice, my mom and I drove to Publix to get my "Big" something. While we went in to get literally one item, we ended up spending a good thirty minutes getting groceries. At checkout, the sweetest man named George was bagging up our groceries. His tag said he'd been working here for 30 plus years. He's been bagging groceries everyday for over thirty years and he had the biggest smile on his face today, and I'm sure every other day as well. He told us about his Easter: sunrise mass and a great family day. He's not the Wolf of Wall Street, not is he the CEO of a major company, but the happiness he radiated while working at the local grocery story made me smile and realize you don't need the most money or the highest job to be grateful and enjoy the life you have been blessed with. That's a lesson everyone could learn from.