Posts Tagged ‘loss’

  1. Be Kind

    July 15, 2013 by Julie Moon


    Today I went into TJ’s to do my regular grocery shopping.  My eyes were sore from crying.  I lost my father in law just 5 days ago and today was a particularly tough day.  I did my shopping and got several glances…it was obvious I had been upset.  I went to the checkout and two people were there to greet me.  A young woman bagging the groceries and an older gentleman ringing them up.  They asked me “How was your weekend?” and I couldn’t hide my sadness.  I just shook my head and my eyes welled up with tears.  The girl said “Are you ok?” and really looked genuinely concerned.  I replied “No, my father in law died this week and it’s been particularly hard.”  I started to cry.  The girl apologized and then walked away.  She returned a few minutes later with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and said “I’m sure these will make you cry more…we are sorry for your loss.”  I continued to cry through the rest of the checkout process.  It was a small, simple gesture that truly meant so much.  I am sure this is something passed down from those much higher…what a wonderful thing they are passing on to their employees and enabling them to do something more for customers than I ever would expect.  Those flowers sit now on my dining room table reminding me to be compassionate and kind and to do for others when I can.  Thank you Trader Joe’s.

    Let’s be kind to one another.  You never know what others are going through.