As mentioned, I had to go to the Post Office the other day. One of the employees working there I remember seeing a couple of times before. He stuck in my mind because he seems to have one of the coolest attitudes of anyone I’ve met. It’s a bit hard to describe perhaps, but the best way I can think to put it is that he is really good natured. When he helps you out, he is quite friendly and courteous, and has a smile on his face. He comes across in such a way that it just makes you smile and brightens your day. I don’t get the impression that he’s just a really happy person, it’s more like he seems to have a good perspective. It’s like he’s saying, “I’ll go through all of the pretenses of up most concern, but in the end, it’s just the mail—I’ll do my best to help you out, and we’ll make it through ok.”
When I was there this most recent time, a pretty long line had formed, and the person helping me had left the immediate area, leaving only him there at the moment. He looked out and surveyed the crowd, then stated, “There are other people who work here, I swear. :)” Again it was in a way that made people chuckle and seemed to lighten the situation. I looked and saw his name tag said Steve.
Steve may only be a Post Office clerk, but I would like to figure out how to be more like him. I would like to be a person who brings joy and perspective into people’s lives. The world and life often have stresses and pains—generally bad stuff that can drag you down. I want to be a bright spot.
I have thought that I would like for everyone that I come into contact with to be better off for having known me (not just happier), or at worst at least not be worse off. I don’t want anyone to be worse off for having run into me. I know I’ll make mistakes and hurt people sometimes, but I want to strive for the best.