I stood in the check-out line at the grocery store with my cart half-filled. We’ve just had our first snow of the year with the forecast of 2-6 more inches overnight. To some of you that isn’t a big deal, but here in the Pacific Northwest a light dusting of snow closes everything. So the store was very busy.
A man got in line behind me with one item. I told him he could get in front of me. He stared like I was green-skinned and had 6 eyeballs. He stepped to the register. Then another man got behind me with three items. I let him pass me. He thanked me and stepped to the register.
A woman got in line behind me, also with three items. I let her take my spot in line. As she placed her items on the conveyor belt she said, “This store really needs an ‘express lane’.” I replied, “No, it just needs kinder customers.”
This woman was just finishing up as I began bagging my things. She smiled and said, “You know, you’re right.”
And be kind to one another (Ephesians 4:32).