It was fun, knowing every square inch of that place and sitting with my hazelnut coffee ... watching.
I was surprised that I recognized several customers and even remembered some names. (seven years later)
Then I spotted the dyed red hair of one of the only customers that I could never win over to the light side, and believe me, I tried.
She came in everyday. And everyday she complained. All she ever ordered was coffee and a bagel with cream cheese ... yet she always found something she did not like.
That morning, I could hear her talking to a customer that sat near her. And you guessed it ... she was saying that she had just spoken to the manager about the coffee.
Seven years later, she was still complaining.
It is so easy to get stuck in the ugly habit of having a critical spirit. Stuck.
Hebrews 12:15 has a lot to say about this.
See to it that no one fails to
obtain the grace of God; that
no root of bitterness springs up
and causes trouble, and by it
many become defiled.
This morning, I am praying for myself (and my red-headed friend) for new eyes to see God's grace all around me.
If I miss it ... I can expect trouble, for me and those I love.
Bitterness or grace? Today I choose grace.
Linking to Jen and the lovely Soli Sisters, who help me choose grace.