Monday, September 21, 2009

angel in sbucks



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. 

6 comments:

Emily Dupuis Powell said...

wow...
:)

Chuval said...

wow...I kind of teared up...

Emily Dupuis Powell said...

well kind of...we both went to high school in crosby just on the other side of the lake and now we live in Porter (just one exit past Northpark on 59). I work in Humble ISD too.

The Lady said...

I love this, Katie!

PS. The other day I randomly thought about our couple outing to Octoberfest. Y'all are fun and missed in Dallas.

Lauren Madison said...

What a blessing :) so glad those college station folks are giving you some encouragement! love you, plu.

AV said...

love this story.

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