I have so much going on that I have failed to blog about all my events. Something happened to me today just made my day.
I drove to the little country store in my country-hick town. It's the only grocery store nearby. I go there often to buy items in between our big monthly Walmart shopping. The employees are awesome and everywhere you turn one says hello and how are you.
As I was looking for the aisle I needed I saw this group of 5 black young boys. The oldest who seemed to be doing the shopping was about 16-17 years old. The others seemed to be between the ages of 5-12. The two youngest ones was rambunctious running and jumping around the area.
We incidentally ended up on the same aisle. I was searching for what I needed and at the same time keeping an eye on the little kids because even if they just pass by me I can lose my balance and either fall or knock down a display. Both has happened to me before.
I noticed the 12 year old intently watching me. I turned my head and our eyes met. He smiled and said, "Hello Ma'am!" I said, "Hello."
He corralled the other two so I could pass. I thanked him. Politely, he told me "your welcome."
We both had smiles during our exchange.
After I checked out I was grabbing my bags and the same 12-year old came out of nowhere and asked if I needed help. After a glance of my surroundings I noticed the others were checking out.
I told him it was okay, I had this. I then told him how sweet it was for him to ask and thanked him and told him to have a blessed day. He reciprocated.
I don't know why this affected me so much but it just reconfirms to me that not ALL kids are bad. There are plenty who are well-mannered, polite and willing to help.
It seems like I have seen him before but can not place him.
Of course, after I got home I started thinking. I didn't have any cash on me but if I had I could have bought him a little something or given him money.
I hate when I think of things I could have done after the fact.
I hope this boy has an inkling how much I appreciated his offer. He just warmed my heart. God Bless Him