May 27, 2010

Vocation

Charlotte, North Carolina, must have the best airport women's bathrooms of anywhere. They are clean and they have attendants! The woman who takes care of the bathroom in Concourse C is a treasure. She welcomes each person with a smile and a greeting. Traveling is stressful and a lot of us are not in the best mood, but she fixes that. "Come right in, ladies. Plenty of room. Take your seat and pour your own troubles!" It is impossible to leave without feeling less harried; it is impossible to leave without smiling.

Hers is not glamorous work, and I'm sure it doesn't pay very much. But she has made it a calling. She creates a little place of peace and fills it with her own contagious joy. She is doing honest work with integrity and grace. And what a world it would be if we all did that....

2 comments:

James said...

I like this observation a lot. Its great that you notice and comment on good people doing good things.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love this post. Women like that make a difference! She has her very own bathroom ministry!