Dec. 1, 2021

Be Kind

Winnie the Pooh said it best, “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

I thought about that pretty hard one day. Someone had made a Facebook post about one of our Georgetown Walmart Pharmacy workers who I will call, Alice. In the post it said how she was always a sour puss with a bad attitude. He found lots of support from the many customers who commented the same. I scrolled through several of the responses and was shocked to see no one had anything nice to say about Alice… not one.

On my next trip through the pharmacy, I made it a point to greet Alice by name and salutations. One time, I noticed she did something new with her hair and commented how nice it looked. Another time I mentioned that I had noticed she’d been away on my previous visits. Each encounter with Alice was positive… that was my focus.

Fast forward six months: I just recently picked up some medicines for my husband. She was there and before I could say anything to her, she knew my name and greeted me warmly with a smile. Kindness truly does make a difference so as we venture forth this holiday season, put aside your frustrations and remember: Pooh Bear was right: In a world where you can be anything, be kind.