Amsterdam Central Station. The energy can be intense, heavy, chemical and all senses kinda get amplified over there. I tell ya, Amsterdam Central Station can be one happy place… Mostly not. Lol.
“Can I have a coffee please?” “Black… sir…?” “Yes please.”
I noticed that the lady that was serving me had a super heavy “Oh dear… I hope I didn’t say anything wrong…?” energy around her. Don’t we all know that one? I played with it a bit to see if I could get through the heavy stuff, that she most likely picked up or got dumped onto her while working over there. I figured, when she is so aware of the heavy, she might pick up some lightness too
I just looked at her and gently smiled, did not say a word, although I thought to her “Hi sweetness. How are you today?” When she finished making my coffee she looked up, stared me in the eyes, looked confused and got a bit uncomfortable. Then the heaviness broke away. She lit up, her eyes opened up and swelled up a bit. She sighed, smiled and handed me my coffee. “Thank you.”
When I sneaked by and looked back inside 5 minutes later, she actually stood up straight and still smiled while making coffee. That made my day, or evening at that point.
Some other people might have thought “What the f*** are you looking at?!? Do you wanna f*** me or something? Am I wearing something you own?”
Sometimes it takes courage to get up and live in a reality that can be so unkind, Sometimes, everywhere you look people will reject you, reject themselves or have their barriers up. Those wall can be so thick that it seems hard to see the kindness and sweetness that IS there too. Everywhere…
And, your true, natural kindness creates magic everywhere you go…
Thank you sweet coffee lady. For receiving me, my crazy smile AND for receiving your own smile.
How does it get even better?