"Little" People?
  2017-07-03 | People

A small boy, about ten years old, came into the restaurant and sat at the counter.  The waitress came over and put a glass of water in front of him. “How much is an ice cream sundae?” he asked.

“Fifty cents,” replied the waitress. 

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins clutched in it.  “How much is a dish of plain ice cream?” he asked.

There were many people waiting at the counter and the waitress was slightly impatient.  “Thirty-five cents,” she said brusquely.

Again he counted the coins.  “I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said.

The waitress took his money, brought the ice cream, put it in front of him and walked away.  When she came back a few minutes later, the boy was gone.  She stared at the empty dish and then swallowed hard at what she saw.  There, placed neatly beside the empty dish were two nickels and five pennies -- her tip.

That was some time ago, but she still keeps the seven coins.  She keeps them as a gentle reminder that THE LITTLE PERSON IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE BIG ONE.

We often overlook the little people, the people who seem unimportant.  This next week, look for the little people.  Let them know that you care for them.  Tell them ways in which they are important to you and to others.  More than likely they will be blessed by this.  And you will also.

See you Sunday!

STEVE


 

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