Wednesday, March 17, 2010

humbled.

I was just humbled. I ran home, opened the computer and here I am. I feel like I need to get it out. Who knew a humbling experience could happen at Domino's but it did. My folks and I decided we were going to share a pizza tonight so I picked one up (side bar.... it was amazing,they really stepped up their game, try it!). Anyways, I bounced in the door - trying to avoid the down pour we're currently experiencing- and was met with a familiar face. An old acquaintance I hadn't seen in a few years. He's smart, friendly, and a talented architect. And now he's working at Domino's. I couldn't believe he was the one ringing me up. I tried to hide my surprise, ask him how he was doing, and not make it to awkward. But you know what - he was, not surprisingly, amazing. He opened up about being laid off from his architecture firm, working at Domino's for the past year, and had a general sense of being grateful for having a job at all. I walked out of there humbled.
I need more of that in my life. More people that are completely grateful for where they're at and who, excuse the pun, turn lemons into lemonade. I'm not that person but I'll be damned if I don't try harder at it. I so often fall into the negative. Sad to say but I think if I had been in his position, and knew that someone I knew was coming in - I would have taken a break to avoid the situation. But he didn't. And I respect him for that. And I think I learned more out of this experience than I have the last three months.
I know I'm rambling. So I'll stop. But this is my promise to myself. I'm going to try and be grateful for each day. For where I am. Who I'm with. And not what I don't have, or want, or think I need.
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12 comments:

Jen said...

What an amazing lesson in an everyday experience! thanks for sharing, Morgan... I think I needed to hear/read this right now. I needed to be reminded to be thankful for my paycheck... regardless of where it's coming from... because so many people right now don't have that to rely on.

Kaz and Amy said...

So true...I'm the same way. I love this post...I need to be more grateful each day myself. Kaz and I have been struggling the last few days with 1 thing...We worry and worry but everytime we think about it we remember that we have to turn it over to the Lord. Thanks for this post. I love it and needed to read it today!

Whitney Lee said...

Amen to that!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

That was truly uplifting. We are often so quick to forget how fortunate we are, myself included. Thank you so much for sharing this, my dear!

Maki said...

Aw this post makes me cry... He's truly a real man!! His attitude is something we all need to learn - the sincere gratitude towards life itself..

Thank you so much for this post!
xo

Jill said...

I needed that too.

Marjorie said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. A really great way to start my day today - totally grateful for my job and everything else in my life!

Katy Mary said...

Wow that is so great. I always try and remind myself of how lucky I am to have some of the things others don't. That fact that he is taking his situation and not dwelling on the negative is fantastic, thanks for sharing this!

OceanDreams said...

Thank you for this reminder! I too try to be humble because heaven knows I complain about my job way too much! Thanks for being honest and also recognizing that we should be grateful where we are and with our jobs!

Slumber Designs said...

Everyday we need to be grateful for what we have. Be it good health, great family, a roof over our heads, a job to go to every day... we need to be appreciative and like you said, humble. I love your posts girl! THey are so positive and uplifting.

Claire Kiefer said...

This is a wonderful post. One of the high school teachers I work with recently told me that he was so in need of a second job (recently divorced) that he'd applied at McDonalds for a part-time position. I had the exact same reaction . . . this man who is a respected high school teacher is willing to do (literally) whatever it takes to make it work for his family? That's pretty f'ing sweet. And a dose of humility I could certainly use. Thanks for this story!

The Boob Nazi said...

I hate the recession.