Mary is not a big boss with a million dollar house. She doesn’t necessarily save peoples lives or live a life of fame fortune. Yet, Mary is my hero. She really doesn’t even know.
She has done nothing but her job. But it’s the smile on her face as a joyful person that makes her a hero.
Let me explain. See, Mary is a receptionist/security guard at a company I do work for. I walk in early in the the morning and she stands there, greeting me with a big smile.
It’s not just a smile, it’s the warmth you feel from that smile, the confidence you receive when someone smiles at you so big, that it makes you feel like your a good person, a smart person, a person worth a smile like that.
So, to prove my point just a little bit more, let me tell you what I observed.
I was waiting for my co-worker, standing to the side, when I watched people walk up to the door, tired and worn out. Each person walked up to the counter, received their good morning and a smile as they checked into the office. It amazed me how the people, even if just for a minute, they changed their attitude, the way they walked, and even just smiled.
All because Mary greeted them like they mattered.
How many days did that smile turn an event that could have gone bad, into something good? How many frustrations have vanished because of a warm smile?
We don’t know, because when you see a smile like that, and you change your attitude, you don’t even realize it.
So, I believe this makes Mary’s smile a hero, a hero that doesn’t even know it.
What if we all had a smile like that? Just a smile that would let each other know it will be okay, that we are worth the few seconds to be recognized with a warm and unexpected smile.
Maybe all of us just need to be a little more like Mary and…smile!