TNT: Mot: You never know what a few kind words can mean to someone…
A five dollar tip. It seemed so small and insignificant. I was at a Sonic Drive In which is not a place that I would normally give a tip but something magical happened when I listened to the still small voice today. I had a friendly young man bring my order to my car. He was talkative and pleasant. I had the feeling that I should ask him about his job.
I said, “How do you like working at Sonic? My boys work at Chick FIL A and II know that fast food jobs can be stressful.” The young man replied, “It can be stressful sometimes but I like it. This is my first job and I just started this week.” With that he hurried off to get another order to a customer.
I sat and watched him as I ate. He was probably about 18 years old. I had a feeling that he might have had some struggles in life but I could see the warrior spirit in him. He was determined to be successful at this job and I could tell he was trying so hard to make a life for himself.
When I was ready to leave, I called him over and gave him five one dollar bills. He was surprised and very grateful but I felt impressed to do more. I said, “I’ve been watching you work. You have such a great attitude. You’re very friendly and I can see that you’re really motivated to do your best. With those skills you’re going to go really far in this world. You might not think so now but you will be a great success. I am a director of a big company. I interview people all the time and I can see your potential.
To my great surprise, the young man started to cry. He said, You don’t know how much that means to me. That is going to make my life. I’m going to remember this forever. What’s your name?” I told him my name and he said, “I love you Tanya” and I said I love you too! He walked away wiping tears from his eyes.
You never know what impact a few kind words can have on a person. If you feel impressed to show some kindness, go for it. I guarantee you will feel so uplifted. I thanked Heavenly Father for the opportunity He gave me to touch that young man’s heart and give him some hope. I drove away with tears in my eyes and joy in my heart.
I will be checking in with this young man from time to time and my hope is I will find someone who has an opportunity for him to move up in his life.
Mot: . Ya Knows that irritating Dandelion Weed Ya Can’t Get Rid of – Wellllll
Here are some interesting facts about the dandelion flower:
The dandelion is the only flower that represents the 3 celestial bodies of the sun, moon and stars. . The yellow flower resembles the sun, the puff ball resembles the moon and the dispersing seeds resemble the stars.
The dandelion flower opens to greet the morning and closes in the evening to go to sleep.
Every part of the dandelion is useful: root, leaves, flower. It can be used for food, medicine and dye for coloring.
Up until the 1800s people would pull grass out of their lawns to make room for dandelions and other useful “weeds” like chickweed, malva, and chamomile.
The name dandelion is taken from the French word “dent de lion” meaning lion’s tooth, referring to the coarsely-toothed leaves.
Dandelions have one of the longest flowering seasons of any plant.
Dandelion seeds are often transported away by a gust of wind and they travel like tiny parachutes. Seeds are often carried as many as 5 miles from their origin!
Animals such as birds, insects and butterflies consume nectar or seed of dandelion..
Dandelion flowers do not need to be pollinated to form seed.
Dandelion can be used in the production of wine and root beer. Root of dandelion can be used as a substitute for coffee.
Dandelions have sunk their roots deep into history. They were well known to ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, and have been used in Chinese traditional medicine for over a thousand years.
Dandelion is used in folk medicine to treat infections and liver disorders. Tea made of dandelion act as diuretic.
If you mow dandelions, they’ll grow shorter stalks to spite you.
Dandelions are, quite possibly, the most successful plants that exist, masters of survival worldwide.
A not so fun fact: Every year countries spend millions on lawn pesticides to have uniform lawns of non-native grasses, and we use 30% of the country’s water supply to keep them green.
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