Saturday, September 13, 2008

My $1 Diet Coke

A couple times a week I stop by McDonald's after I drop the kids off at school and grab a delicious, cold, fizzy, large Diet Coke. You know they have the best cups and straws, right?

I can't tell you the last time I (or my family) at a meal at Mickey D's but I sure do love their one dollar special on my drink of choice. Good news! The special has been extended.

Not only do I get my large addiction, er Diet Coke, I am blessed by a very friendly employee who says goodbye to me with a huge smile on his face and this is what he says in his strong Hispanic accent:


His kindness and joy each morning is such an encouragement to me and I do my best to return the greeting with a big smile on my face and a friendly goodbye and thank you.

I didn't see him at all last week and I was worried he left the restaurant.

He was there this morning. :)

Little does this man know that his sweet send off blesses me and that it spurs me on to goodness and graciousness and a kind and happy spirit.

Psalm 118:24

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.


Dot O said...

I find that most of the time it is the little things that make (or break) our day!!!

Donna Boucher said...

So sweet!

Kindness and a coke. I think this would make a GREAT commercial ;o)

And I think it would be a great sign off for you on your blog :o)

anita said...

This is so sweet.
Amen to what Donna says.

I bet if you don't come into his McDonalds for a day or two, he worries that you might be getting your, at a different store

Laura said...

It is amazing how much impact a cheerful person can have on one's day!

Janice, a sis said...

now I understand the text! I just thought you woke up in an extra happy spirit!!

sis' cindy :) said...

Jan...this just made me get a little sniffly!! You never know who your smile is going to help that is so easy to smile and be nice! :)

Nancy said...

That is very sweet, Janet. The last time I stopped in at Jack-in-the-Box for my addiction - er, Diet Coke, the woman asked if I'd gotten my hair cut. Maybe I should visit a little less?

Janet said...

Hello Nancy! Thanks for coming by. :)