Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Goodness At the Grocery Store

on August 3, 2018

Nourishment in many forms
Stories appear that please my soul
Kindness offered without charge
At my local grocery store

Monday specials called to me
I headed out with handy walker
Whose compartment’s storage space
Has room for Lean Cuisine

Six-box limit I well know
And how to pack groceries myself
I skillfully rearrange my food
After checking out

The bagger that day newly hired
Packing while I paid my bill
Had ideas of his own
Of just how things should go

When I stopped to do my thing
Repacking groceries properly
I saw amazed his handiwork
Surely had done the job for me

It was too late to go back
To thank this wonderful young man
I hope he felt the joy I found
Exchanged in his creative gift

17 responses to “Goodness At the Grocery Store

  1. Dale says:

    Wonderful! There are good people all arounnd us… helping out with the little things that seem so meaningless to one but so important to another.

  2. I so enjoy how your every day experiences turn into such extraordinary lines.

  3. Gifts come in all varieties and many packages. I’m glad you shared this

  4. It makes all the difference to our day when someone does just the right thing for us at the time.

  5. Eric Alagan says:

    I assume this was based on a true incident. In which case, you met an angel that day I reckon Ina.

    He must have felt your joy. Bless that young man.

    Happy for you too,

    • vivachange77 says:

      Yes , it was a real incident. I think he must have felt good within himself for giving me a gift even though I didn’t thank him. Sort of like the old “virtue is its own reward”.

  6. JoHanna Massey says:

    There is something so gracious about this slice of life poem. Thank you.

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