Yesterday I found my soulmate. Well, another soulmate.
I presently work part time at Sprouts Farmers Market (till my last day a week from today). I was packing someone’s groceries and she said, “You do that extremely well. You must’ve gone to packing school.”
Meeting her playfulness, I replied “You bet I did. One of the best in the country!”
Me: “Well kind of, but not as proud as I am of my unpacking abilities.”
Soulmate: “Do say more!”
I wasn’t sure where I was going with this, but, as usual, when I opened my mouth, words came out.
“What I have learned to unpack during the three years I’ve worked here is to see the beauty revealed inside each customer I serve, whether they’re behaving beautifully or not.”
Her comeback took a holy instant, and moved me to laughter, and later tears, as I took in the deeper meaning:
“Then you must have gone to beauty school!”
Maybe we are all in beauty school, learning to see behind the make-up, right into each other’s hearts, where we are all doing our best, and we all are beautiful.
What do you think, soulmate?
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