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14 Days till Christmas – spreading love by undo’ing a wrong.
Back in September, I left the restaurant I was serving at to go to another one. I had worked there for three years, the same lunch shifts, and had gathered a little collection of regulars.
One of them was a very kind elderly woman who would treat herself to a nice lunch every few months. She would dine by herself and I often chatted with her. When the shift was slow, we would talk for a quite a bit and I enjoyed seeing her. I knew what she liked, how she liked it and I made sure she got it.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to see her in the weeks before I left. A few weeks after I was gone though, a former co-worker from that restaurant texted me to let me know this sweet lady had been in and asked about me. She gave him her number to pass on to me so I could tell her where I am now.
Such a sweet thing.
And I never called her.
In my defense, I was about to be married and then go on my honeymoon but that’s no excuse. I messed up.
Here it is now, over three months later, and I decided that today I would spread the love by undo’ing a wrong.
I found the text with her number on my phone and called her. No one answered so I left her a message with my number. I hope she calls me back.
Mistakes will be made; but it’s what we do about them that matters.
Spread the love. #spreadthelove
She called me back and we had a lovely conversation. I apologized for the delay in the call. She graciously understood. We caught up a bit and then she told me how much she appreciated my call and how happy it made her. I told her it made me happy too and I meant every word of it. And she can’t wait to come visit me at the new restaurant I’m at… #spreadthelove