Just some thoughts:
A little after 6 A.M. this morning I pulled from my drive slipped in an John Prine cd (to be followed by Webb Pierce and Carl Smith) headed to my coffee place to start the day.
“Hi, Peanut.” Peanut is the young lady who works the cash register at my coffee place on Saturday mornings. A Vietnam refugee escaped to America during that crisis, has an unbelievable story of toughness and courage. A singer of American praise and goodness. Often I hear her say, “Only in America.”
Peanut hands me my coffee and with a smile (always), ask, “How you do today?” “Doin’ good Peanut, doin’ good.”
I sat down with my coffee and start to clear away the cobwebs from my mind. The shop is mostly empty at this time when two others walk in. A man I would judge to be in his late 40s’ and a young man who looks college age. They get their order and sit down at a table to my left. I’m not paying them any particular attention when I hear the older fella say to the young man a great line. He calls the young man by name and says, “I’m so excited for you.” “I’m so excited for you.” I could not make out much of the rest of the conversation but I could tell by their body language and tone of voices what they were sharing was good.
As I sat there for a while longer I got to thinking about that line, “I’m so excited for you.” What a great thought to say to another. And especially an older person saying to a younger person. Another person offering encouragement and excitement to another. When’s the last time you heard that? When was the last time we were excited for another? Better still when is the last time we did that for another?
As I pulled from the parking lot my cell phone rang. It was our twenty-one year old college granddaughter. “Hey, Pop Pop, what are you doing?” Then she gave me a great line, “Hey you wanna meet me for lunch today?” “Yes,” was my reply.
Now that brought excitement to me. You know when the younger generation will take their time to spend a bit with the older generation, personally that gets, well it makes me happy, yea, it gets me excited.
January 25, 2020