Built to Serve
So, today I just felt like I was draggin all day. I know at the end of the day, I was pretty productive, but in an effort to "work" towards being truer to myself, I had to admit that I didn't want to write today. I've set a weekly goal to myself to post a new blog every Tuesday and Thursday, and then update my social medias on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I knew today was here, and I was suppose to spend the day thinking of my newest inspiration revelation, so that by the time I got off work, I'd be able to spew that idea into words in about an hour. So why can't I think of anything? Why do I feel like I'm forcing myself? Does it mean writing isn't the gift that I thought it was? Crap?!?!? There I go overanalyzing things again. Why do you do this?
And while I'm here at #starbucks drinking my Trenta Cool Lime Refresher and beating myself up, I've noticed that the one male barista at the register had served about 15 different customers in about an hour.
And it hadn't even dawned on me that he has been the bright, bubbly, late 20's, with big gauges in his ear, humming along to the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing in the background with every single one of these customers, as well as his coworkers. I love when people appear to love life in all its wonder and glory. One would think that this is just part of his awesome "customer service" skills, or perhaps he's been drinking too much of his caffeine supply during the day. But then I thought that maybe he just has a heart to serve others. And every time a customer walked through those doors, it genuinely made his heart happy. And it's my belief that someone that can find this much joy in life and/or his job, really has the power to generate this energy onto others. He's very professional, yet a huge radiant of energy. One of his coworkers walked in wearing his street clothes. Clearly it was his day off. He grabs a cup, and walks behind the bar to get some ice and water. Mr. Congeniality looked at him and said, "Dude, you know you're not suppose to be back here in street clothes, right?" I respected the fact that he checked him, but in such a professional and nice way.
Not everyone has the gift to serve or the heart to even want to. It'd sure be nice to see how society would be if more people had his outlook on life. And now #R.E.M. is playing. Just by sitting here enjoying the fact that life is so beautiful to him right now, makes me happy. Happiness really does spread. And now I'm thinking,why was I having the hardest time being inspired today, when all I had to do was stop and look around.There is so much to be happy for. This should be even more relevant now that negativity has managed to invade my #FB wall with the coming out of #CaitlynJenner, and #equalrights for #samesexmarriages. It's always epic with they spell my name wrong, and today "Call Me Roni."
And even though he is cleaning the bathroom at this very moment, he's humming along to some music that's in his ears. When others would have a look on their face that matched what they were cleaning in the bathroom. I could honestly say in the time that I've started this blog, I've made a complete change on my energy, my outlook, and can't wait to share it with someone. And as another customer walks in, I hear him yell "WELCOME" from the back.
Change how you look at life. Change your circumstances. Work a little bit harder than you normally do. Try to make an impression on everyone you meet. Capture the small moments with care because they're fragile.