Today I was craving a sandwich from Subway so I went there on my lunch break. There was a sweet, older Greek man running the register, full of vigor and life (like most Greeks I have met). As each customer approached the register, he would ask what the phrase of the day was and point to a note taped to the register that read, "Peace and love on the earth."
When he saw me grinning at him, his face lit up as if he knew me. "Heyyyyy!!" he said, face crinkling. "How are you?!" We bantered on about how peace and love would solve a lot of the world's problems. He told me that everyday he writes a new phrase of the day. I don't remember what his name tag said because it was filled with words about peace and love!
I pointed to the stack of medium-sized cups, asking if that was what came with my meal. He raised his hands up as if to embrace me were there not a counter between us. "You take this," he pointed to the larger cups. "You are my girl!!" He laughed.
That man just made my whole day! As I walked up the street, unable to contain my joy, I noticed a lot of people smiled back at me.
Peace and love on the earth. :o)