I was shopping with my daughter and we stopped to look at shoes because the shoes she was wearing were bothering her. We started looking at the crocs and were discussing the colors out loud to each other. The lady next to us starting talking to us about crocs and what she thought of them. She pointed out the pink ones and commented on how cute they were and then pointed out the new mary jane style. At first, I was taken a back because we were in our own world and kind of in a hurry. I decided to take a step back and talk with her and hear her out. We discussed the shoes and how all the girl kids in her neighborhood were wearing them, how adorable the purple mary janes were with the pink rhinestone and how cute the pink ones were. Myself, this lady and daughter finally decided on the purple ones, because they fit the best and were very cute! Once the shoes were decided on we chatted for a couple more minutes and it turns out that she was a grandmother and had two sons and no grand kids yet or granddaughters. I could tell that she was so excited and elated to help out and then it hit me. It was because she never had girls of her own to pick shoes out for! We parted company and wished each other well. What we learned: Stop to make someones day and they will make yours ...stop, take a breath, smile...you never know what you can learn from a friendly grandma. What we shared: being polite, good manners and the love of new shoes!!
Happy day making! Dyan