An open letter to the worker behind the wheel of Wendy’s who sings


You really got me thinking about the prospect.

I don’t know if you remember me, but I certainly remember you. I don’t know if you did this for someone else that day or if you do it often. I’m willing to bet that if you do this often you’ll put a lot of smiles on your face.

When I stopped to place my order, I could see that you were busy with the customer before me, taking their money and giving change. Despite being busy with it, you asked me what I wanted.

Your voice bounced a bit, but I didn’t think about it.

I gave you my order, and that’s when I heard you respond musically with your follow-up questions and my total. You were quietly singing your work and I couldn’t help but smile.

At the window, I asked you how you were doing and you said: “Makin ‘it”.

Although you were smiling, you felt like there was something more going on. I didn’t want to leverage, but thought about it a long time after I took down that number six with a Sprite.

Do you need to sing along to keep your spirits up?

I would hate to take responsibility for your situation, but if by any chance something deeper happens there are some things I want you to know. First of all, I pray for your situation. I pray that God will shower blessings on your life and provide for your needs in ways you never could have dreamed of.

Second, you surprise me. Not many people can take a bad day or a hard time and turn things around like that. A lot of people take their problems and use other people as a punching bag. It’s almost like they need someone to blame, so they blame everyone.

But you have chosen to spread happiness.

If I am right about this, you have chosen to bless others regardless of your current conditions. You saw the big picture. Personally, as a believer, I believe that you have chosen to do the work of God because He is always good.

Thank you for this gift whether you think so or not. Thank you for reminding me that to give is also to receive. And that we have more control over our days than we realize. We can control our thoughts, reactions and actions.

I apologize if I read too far in our brief encounter, but I feel so blessed by this and just had to share.

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