It was a bit of a rough starting day and then something so beautiful happened.
I took the two youngest to Grocery Outlet; which as the name implies is a discount grocery store. We bought a hand full of items and I paid cash. I had struck up a conversation with the guy behind us. Nice man about my age buying 30 boxes of beautifully wrapped imported chocolates. He was boss man and he was accumulating gifts for his 50 employees. You could tell he was proud and happy to be giving.
I waited patiently for my 4 cents change from the cashier. I even commented about being happy taking my 4 cents, because he was awkwardly slow and it was making me a tiny bit self conscious. As I take 3 steps away the man calls for me. I turn to look back knowing I hadn’t brought anything in the store to have left it. In his hand are 3 boxes of chocolates. By this time the girls have rejoined me and he hands them each one and I fight back the tears and thank him almost speechless.
I can’t explain to you how joyful that made me. First of all we all know I love chocolate; but he had no reason to do it and yet he did. So simple and kind and yet it touched me so deeply. The day remained pretty much as it started after that. Hoping to turn it around with some fucking and possibly pegging. 🤤🤤🤤. But even so no matter…. this gesture made my entire week wonderful.
I of course turned around and gave the box to the teenager who inherited my extreme chocolate affinity. Which is great since I’m avoiding sugar anyway. Win/Win.
Life is grand!