Saturday, November 5, 2011

Waiting Tables

Waiting on tables really is not hard. The things that make it hard for my co-workers and I is how others treat us. It is so interesting that the easiest words like "please" and "thank you" makes a big difference. I am not joking. Something about those words that take so little effort make the world of a difference. The good thing about waiting tables is that is reminds me to treat others as how I would want to be treated (Matt. 7:12).

Another thing I have noticed is that the people who cracks the big jokes and even mention something usually about the tip, normally do not tip 20%. At least that is what I have observed. The big principle I take out of this is that "actions speak louder than words."

Even harder is to try not to judge a table by what they look like. As we say at my work, "you just never know." The people who you might not expect anything from, can blow you out of the water. I appreciate these types of people because it reminds be to think positive and be optimistic.

These are just a few thoughts that have come to mind...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Skinny Latte

There is something very comforting about the idea of sipping a skinny latte and eating pumpkin bread while looking out the window of a coffee shop at the rain outside. The winter is slowly approaching and soon the city will be covered with white. Right after the first snow fall the city looks so clean and heavenly. Then a few days later the snow is trashed with pollution. At least it looked good for a few hours until the next fresh snow fall.

Being college student is almost easier when the weather outside is frightful. It makes staying inside with the books a lot more appealing because you know that you are not missing much. The hard part of winter is being motivated to work out. Thankfully my building has a gym down stairs otherwise I think I just might wait until the spring to start running again.

Soon it is time to decorate for Christmas. I love the idea of decorations and lights around the holidays except the fact that you have to store them the other eleven months in a small studio. My husband and I bought our decorations at Goodwill last year because we knew we were not going to keep them for the next year. This year we probably will just Christmas candles and lights. We do not have much room for anything else, but we can enjoy other people who decorate their houses with lights and a nice Christmas tree looking out at the street.