Going Above and Beyond Your “Job” Description!

On Valentine’s Day my husband, daughter and I went out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant in our hometown.  When we go out to dinner with our daughter, who is 3 1/2 years old, we always go early.  I’m talking the minute the restaurant opens. We are sometimes the only one in a restaurant until it begins to pick up an hour or so later.

This night it was understandably busier given the holiday.  We were the only ones in the restaurant with a child.  My daughter is pretty good in a restaurant and will sit for a good amount of time.  With that said, she will only last so long before she needs to get up and move.  So we try to go to restaurants in which the food is not only great, but the service fast.

The waitress came over and introduced herself although I was distracted and didn’t get her name.  She was very nice and we told her at one point how much our daughter loves to play waitress at home.  My husband and I know that when we hear the words, “come see the waitress” one of us is up for playtime.

As we finished eating, the restaurant started to get busier and my daughter needed to move.  She was walking around our table when a young couple were being seated right next to us.  Time to go.  We asked the waitress for our bill and when she brought it over she asked my daughter if she’d like to pay it.  She had us go with her to the computer and she showed my daughter all the buttons to press on the screen and even let her swipe the credit card.

The pride and joy in my daughter’s eyes when she was finished made my heart swell with love and gratitude.  Her mega-watt smile said it all!  This picture was not taken that day (I was completely engrossed in the moment with my daughter), but this is her beautiful smile!






Given the holiday and the hustle and bustle of the restaurant it was beyond generous of this young woman to take the time to “play” with my daughter.  You can be sure I have her name etched in my mind and will most certainly request her section when we return to the restaurant.

Positive Quote of the Day:  “Never get tired of doing little things for others.  Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”  -Unknown


With love and light,


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