Last week I shared some quotes from the ladies’ retreat I attended at the Wilds.
It seems that a waitress was having a very difficult day. All her customers were crabby and demanding. She complained to her boss that he was putting all the ornery people at her tables. He told her he would change that.
“What I want you to do is, when I seat people at your tables, you look at each one of them and warmly say, ‘I like you!’ Then to the next, ‘I like you!’ all the way around the table.” She agreed and did as she was told.
A while later she came to her boss and said, “Thank you! These people you’re giving me now are all so nice!”
Of course, it wasn’t that he selected “nice” people for the waitress, it was her attitude towards them that had changed the whole situation! When we treat others with kindness, it is often (though not always) returned. Sometimes all people need is a Christlike attitude of love genuinely shown to them before they change too!