usually, my attitude towards working as a barista embodies a hope that i might share God's love through a warm smile & encouraging conversation during the brief encounters over whatever drink a customer chooses to brighten up his or her day. my job is at times very humbling (i.e. cleaning the bathrooms, sweeping around people, etc.), challenging (remembering a bajillion different drinks, which regular gets what, etc.), fun, and often very uplifting.
but today was an exceptional blessing. there i was, standing behind the counter, taking drink orders & ringing each up on the register, trying to move the line along quickly. while i was charging one particular woman $2 for her pike's place coffee, she looked up at me and said, "i know this might sound strange, but I really feel that God wants you to know that He has a plan for you here, even if it doesn't seem like it, and that He wants you to be encouraged, know that He loves you, and feel confident in His purpose for you." it took everything in me to hold it together and simply say, "thank you very much, i really did need to hear that. have a nice day," before handing her a cup of coffee and helping the next customer.
guess college station isn't so bad, after all.