So, this is a story of a realization of value.
I had the pleasure of shopping at one of my favorite stores recently. Penzey’s Spice is a warm and wonderful store, and the one I frequent always has great service by kind and knowledgeable folks.
Anyway, I was the only customer in the store that morning. It was early, and the business day was just getting underway. I had gone in specifically for Ceylon Cinnamon, and of course, while I was in the store, I had to look around. There are tempting aromas and intriguing displays all around, and sometimes I find something new to try.
I found my cinnamon, and right next to it was an extensive Vanilla display. I was viewing the different types, sizes and prices as the two employees were engaged in conversation somewhere behind me. I had chosen a bottle and was actually placing it back on the shelf, deeming it too expensive to buy.
At that very moment, I heard the clerk say to her coworker,
“You’re totally worth it.”
I smiled to myself, pulled my hand away from the shelf and took my cinnamon and vanilla to the check-out. Did the extra price break the bank? Nope.
When we are the observer, these reminders and nudges are all around us. I think of it as a kiss from God. I was reminded that I am worth the extra expense of real vanilla – but it’s not about the vanilla, is it? It was a reminder that I am totally worth it! And I remember that every time I use that vanilla!