Solving the World’s Problems

I don’t know about you but I think life can beat ya up pretty good.

Sundays are my replenishment day. As the week wears on though, I’m ready to crack. Do you relate?

The key to helping each and everyone of us on earth, is to be kind.

I witnessed a stranger needing kindness and God opened the opportunity to help. We went to our favorite restaurant and our waitress was taking care of the entire restaurant. Seating customers, taking orders, serving, bussing the tables, and checking them out at the cash register. I think she even dealt with the online orders. It was not good.

I had just read reviews for this restaurant that morning and there were lots of good ones, but it had its share of bad reviews too. The main themes of bad reviews were complaints about not being waited on quick enough, waiting too long to get their food, or the order wasn’t perfect.

After watching our poor waitress, I started burning up inside at these reviews. Here was a fellow human being, working so hard at attempting to keep up and then maybe in a similar situation, that person gets a bad review? UNBELIEVABLE!

I’m going to go off on this, a second! If you should happen to be a person like this who thinks it is fair to judge a worker serving you, step back and take a look at the whole situation! Notice that you may be self centered and walking around with a sense of entitlement. Attitudes like this are for the birds! Maybe think instead of “what can this server do for me?”, try thinking “how can I help this poor person in this situation?”

This waitress had forgotten to give us our dessert and when she returned with it, I said “I want you to know that you are doing a really good job in these conditions, I see you are trying to take care of everyone and we appreciate you.” She burst into tears.

The world is getting nastier. Be the one that makes a difference. Be kind. Thank you.

15 thoughts on “Solving the World’s Problems

  1. You are such a good one to remind us of this because you, yourself, are so kind! You walk the talk and inspire others to follow you as you follow Jesus. Thank you for the very good exhortation!

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    1. Thank you so much Mama. I was worrying I was too rough. I usually only post positive stuff but watching this incident, lot a fire under me to say something. šŸ˜˜ā¤šŸ˜˜

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  2. Oh gosh…this is a great reminder. It doesn’t take much time or effort to acknowledge folks, and be kind. I’m learning everything good late in life–I used to feel “entitled” and was self-consumed and critical…but God’s transforming me from glory to glory as I behold HIM. I don’t shoot for perfection, just improvements šŸ™‚ You really touched that girl’s soul–that she wept…she so needed to hear your words! Blessings and love to you this week, Marla ā¤

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    1. Agreed! I think back to when I felt it was fine and dandy to be critical, laugh and talk behind other’s backs, etc and God certainly pricks out hearts. I love how HE gives us certain lessons all throughout life that HE wants us to work on. Thank you for helping me this week. You’re a gem. ā¤šŸ™‚ā¤

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  3. A very good reminder Marla. Being kind, sharing an encouraging word can truly make such a difference and as Christ followers we are meant to be that difference in the world.

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    1. Hi Sue, nice to meet you. šŸ‘‹

      Yes, I was so sad for her. And from reviews of restaurants, it sounds like employees are getting ill treatment from some customers and they’re already dealing with the effects of economy. We all are, and that’s why I felt so led to say Be Kind.

      Today I read how more of our local fast foods are becoming drive through only. No wonder. Thank you for stopping!

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  4. A good reminder that we never know what’s going on in other people’s lives. They may be overworked, dealing with problems at home, or suffering financial difficulties. Give ’em break. It doesn’t cost anything to be kind. Thanks for being a role model of good behavior.

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