Friday, 4 September 2015
Paying Kindness Forward.
To the Gentleman who decided today was the day to pay kindness
Firstly, I can't say thank you for your kindness. It wasn't just the tip alone but the tip was a big enough gesture - for the tip to be bigger than what you paid for your table is silly, but I'm grateful. Not just for the money but for what the tip meant.
That tip alone was someone acknowledging how difficult it can be to wait on tables for a living, which most people believe isn't really that hard work (it really really can be!)
I guess ultimately it isn't about the money, it was more about reminding me that there is good and kindness in the world even when things seem seriously hard and bleak. When you are stuck at work surrounded by the most miserable of people that's how it seems. There should be more compliments, more spreading positivity and making sure that as many people who can, can see the world in its more sunny way.
I promise that at some point, when I'm in the position to do so, I will pass the kindness forward, be it tipping in a a restaurant, buying coffee for the person in the line behind me and genuinely filling the world with more smiles and sunshine.
The super-tired, mostly miserable waitress.