Yes, I know that Jimmy Johns sometimes gives away day old bread. I was lucky enough to be the recipient today.
However, as great as it was to get free bread, what was even better was the conversation I had with the kid working the drive-through window.
As I was waiting for our sandwiches, he suddenly said, "How was your day?"
Now, I know he was just passing the time before my order was completed and it was a polite gesture. He made a point to ask a question and then listened to the response. I asked in turn, and he told me it was payday so it was a good day. We talked about how payday is always a great day even when we still have to go to work.
I think what he did is what is missing from our society today, the human connection. We all think we are so busy that we don't have time for a chat. Either that or we ignore others around us by burying our nose into our phones to check statuses, news, emails, etc.
What this kid did today was refreshing and rare, but it shouldn't be. What he did is something we should all do everyday. We should challenge ourselves to have conversations with others, whether we know them or not.
We all have feelings and sometimes we just want someone to care enough to ask, "How was your day?"
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.