Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's the Little Things.

This afternoon - hubby, the boys, and I went to lunch with some of our group (18 to 25 year-olds). The manager of CiCi's (a pizza joint for those not in the know) is a bud of mine from various things in the community/town.. There was a long table in the back of the room that simply wasn't going to be big enough. I made my way to the counter and asked him if we could put some tables together. He said, "Yes. Really? Yes." I didn't think too much about his reply at the time other than his approval given.

As we were preparing to leave after totally stuffing ourselves.... I asked him if we needed to put the tables back or did he prefer to have them cleaned off first. He looked at me and said, "No. We'll do it." as we shook hands.. I thanked him for allowing us to put the tables together in the first place given their lunch crowd. He looked at me and said, "Thank you for even asking. No one ever does that. They just do it. That was cool." He took my hand again and squeezed it hard and yet tenderly.

It's the little things that can speak more often than not. Yes, there is something to be said for grand gestures... but really.... it's the little things that can make someone see God instead of just a silly woman.


M. Steve Heartsill said...

Your kindness shows in all you do Camey...other than the comment on my blog about the hair on the doll...but, I'll forgive you, eventually, for that! :)

Sometimes, the best witness is simply a cup of cold water in Jesus' name...and touches hearts in ways nothing else can!

Camey said...

Well, I don't know about that Steve.. thanks..

Hey! You know you'll forgive me. I offered to give you some of my hair afterall.. lol

Absolutely, Steve!

Bill (cycleguy) said...

I agree with you Camey. I have talked to some waiters and have heard others who have said that they hate to see the church crowd come in. They are loud. Rude. And very poor tippers. One told me that there were a group of like 20 come in and sit at different tables, were loud and obnoxious and left a 20 cent tip. Wonder if that waitress will ever be in church? I can't say I could hardly blame her. We above everyone else should the most respectful of all and the best tippers. little things go a long way. I have a sneaking suspicion that from what I read you are like this all the time with others. Conscious of their needs.