"The Joshua Tree" CD and a Few Kind Words

  • May 9, 2018

Several years ago, my wife purchased a CD at a record shop in Vancouver, Canada.  It was "The Joshua Tree" album by U2, and the cashier made a comment that she remembers to this day.

 

"Great album.  Very nice choice."

 

She was a 13-year-old immigrant, struggling with English, and the friendly cashier not only made her feel good about shopping at his store; it made her feel welcome to the country.

 

"He made me feel like I belonged."

 

Do we really understand the value and impact of a kind word, a friendly smile or an offer of a little extra help?

 

It's worth considering as everyone can make a difference.  The cost is minimal, and the effect can be priceless.