"Becky’s Purple Scarf" by Doug Fincher

October 3, 2016 - “Encourage one another…build each other up…” I Thess. 5:11 

While living in Amarillo, I shopped often at the local Wal-Mart Store. One of their employees, Becky, was the store’s most inhospitable clerk.  I avoided her like the plague because I didn’t want her “doom and gloom” rubbing off on me. 

I’d bought some fishing baits there one  afternoon and …sure enough…wound up at Becky’s register again! I figured I’d get through the line as quickly as possible, but when I saw the bright purple scarf around her neck, I exclaimed, “My, what a beautiful scarf!” Her eyes flashed like lightening and she gasped, “Oh, thank you!” “My sister gave it to me for my birthday last week.” “This is the first time I’ve worn it.”  From that day on, I always had Becky, the store’s friendliest clerk, check me out. This simple complement not only changed her attitude that day.  

It improved mine, too.