You don’t need to be a business owner to change lives, you don’t need to dedicate hours of your day, or even spend a dime. One employee at a fast food restaurant in Macon, Georgia shows that all it takes is a smile and some genuine kindness and you can turn things around one encounter at a time.
Sandra Battles hands customers their meals with a heartwarming smile, filling up their hearts as well as their bellies, and taking the time to know them and treat them as family. Battles happens to work at a McDonalds inside the Medical Center Navicent Health and many of her customers are there for less than happy reasons. So even on her worst days she says she leaves that at the door and hopes to brighten someone else’s day. “Be just a beacon for 10 seconds in their life. I think that’s what life’s all about right there,” said Battles.
Joel Stair says his wife came to the hospital to have surgery. During the operation, Stair took his son to grab a bite to eat. He says Sandra was working and noticed the boy was upset. “She just started encouraging him and I just saw how she interacted and even said, ‘If you need a hug, you can have a hug today,'” said Stair. Stair says her energy put a smile on his son’s face. He also said the day got even better after his interaction with Sandra as his wife’s surgery was successful.
As for why she does what she does? Sandra says kindness is a part of her faith. So remember kindness this day and every day going forward, share it like you would God’s love, and it can do wonders. You can read more about Sandra Battles in your Good News Story of the Day here.
Story and Image from 13 WMAZ.