Are People Still NICE?
Interesting question, right? I believe so. I feel that so many times in today’s day and time, because of how bad things are in the world, we may tend to fall for the absolute LIE that.
People aren’t good anymore. Everyone is out there doing bad. All teenagers and young people are dumb, stupid. Violent, drug addicts, good for nothing. Rapists, murderers… Hold on a second though, stop for just one second and look around. Is everyone out there really that bad? We tend to often think that because of how the news reports. And that is because most of the time news reports on how bad the world is becoming more and more each and every single day that goes by but we have to just stop for a few seconds and just realize how great people can be too.
Have you ever even thought about people? How great humanity can be, young, old… All kinds of races. Have you ever stopped to think about how wonderful people can be to each other? Probably not. But why? Perhaps it’s because in a world where all you see on the news is teenagers committing vicious acts of indecency it’s hard to believe that there is still any kind of hope for us as America, and for all mankind.
You know as well as I do that, not ‘EVERYONE’ out there is bad, not everyone out there is untrustworthy. Let me put it this way and turn the tables in some odd way that might make some sort of logical sense to you. In Massachusetts awhile back or some state like that, there was this big test and some of them failed. Ok, well because they failed they cancelled the awards ceremony for those who ‘DID’ pass. What does that say to those kids – the ones that came to school every day, studied hard, worked hard and showed themselves approved? What does that say to them? The same thing it does when we as a nation look at the news and say look at how bad things are, there isn’t a decent soul anymore.
BUT THERE IS!
Now I’m not saying that there ‘is’ people out there saying that. But, I can be a little like ‘most’ people and say well… It sure seems like it because most of the world is saying that. And it isn’t true. When we say that we have given up on everything and it’s not time to give up people! It’s time for us to be stronger than ever, standing tall and recognizing the good and saying. Thank You. Thank you for doing what is right.
Let me say: Thank you! I’d like to say thank you to a guy who works in Tyler Texas at a Super 1 Foods. Now.. I have no idea who this guy is, I’ve never seen him in my life and probably will never see him again. Maybe I don’t know. But this appeared to be a guy that loved his job and genuinely was content with where he was. A young guy, maybe a little older than me but still.. In today’s world. People are nice… But do they always go out of their way? You walk into most grocery stores and can’t find a single soul to help you. I was getting some kale from the produce section and there was people everywhere. I couldn’t get to the bag it’s like all of a sudden they bombarded the produce section and I just had to wait for them to migrate out of the way.
I was holding the damp kale in my hand waiting patiently and looking for a bag. Before I knew it one of the workers there in produce came up to me and had a bag ready for me to place my greens. Now… This may sound so stupid to some people, but maybe I’m different than other people. Maybe other people will say, he was just doing his job and yes. Yes he was. But at the same time. Even though he was doing his job, he didn’t have to go out of his way to make customers happy. Most people who work anywhere should care about their customers right? But a lot of times people don’t, again not to say those people aren’t nice because most the time they are. Just more than often they aren’t REALly nice.. And that’s what makes the difference. Genuineness in today’s world.
Thank you to everyone who makes the world a better place each day, without realizing it or without being recognized for it. Whether it’s by doing your job to the best of your ability with a genuine smile on your face or whether it’s just passing a smile along to brighten someones day. Thank you. And thank you to that guy who worked in the produce section at Super 1 Foods. His name was Davis I believe. I’m crazy I know but this has been with me every since it happened, which isn’t long it was yesterday but still… God lays things on my heart and this is what comes of it.
Don’t ever say that the world is completely going to hell in a handbag, because to answer my question at the beginning of this blog post. Yes..
People ARE still nice!!!
God Bless Y’all!