I’m not sure what compelled me to write a little something, but for some reason I just had to.
On a rare day off, I go on down to our own little coffee shop, The Coffee Hut, for morning coffee and a little quiet time. Today was one of those days off.
I was glancing around the shop and found myself reminiscing, as many of us do this time of year.
In the light of Christmas, I realize we don’t have much, but we are rich in life and love. I can’t help but release a breath of air and breathe a sigh of relief.
The past few have been really hard on us, so many health issues, and just like everyone else — financial stress.
But I look around The Coffee Hut and see the many faces I recognize over the past 20 years and I smile.
Not because I find it funny, but I’ve seen their stories, seen them struggle, then see them bounce back and they still enjoy their lives.
To be honest, I don’t remember all of their names and they don’t remember mine, but for many years, I see their eye wrinkles edged deeply in their face. For many years, I’ve been their waitress — from Riverside Coffee Shop to the Crossroads to Tim Hortons, I’m the one that greets you and asks, ‘How can I help you today?’
As I sit here, as a patron not a hostess, I’d like to say:
Thank you for being in my life these past 20 years; Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. I hope the new year brings you happiness and success to you all in 2017.
Yours in kindness, your friendly neighbourhood waitress,