“Have a good life” I heard her say. I was standing in line at the optical department at Costco…uploading to my Instagram, and I looked up to see an older woman speaking to a teenager.
“I can help number 10″ an employee said. I was holding the little pink tab numbered 11. Oh great, not too much longer I thought.
“You know why I say have a good life?” she asked him. Now I was curious. I love to hear wise words of experience. “Because if you say have a good day, then it’s only one day, but if you say have a good life that covers every day, and I would like every day to be a good day for you.” and she smiled at me and walked off.
Oh I just wanted to hug her! My number was going to be called next…I had been waiting a while…but I had a choice to make, and actually it took all of 5 seconds. I could stand in line again, but I would never get this moment back to talk to her.
I had the privilege of spending 20 minutes with …as she said “Bosh – just Bosh, it’s what my friends call me” Age is a number, and attitude is everything. Bosh is 85!
What a beautiful person I met when I followed my heart to talk to a stranger. I initially approached her to tell her that what she said was so special, and to thank her, but I received a whole lot more. After 20 minutes, Bosh reached into her purse, and pulled out a hand-written note. “Because you are you,” she said to me ” I would like to give you my personal Creed. I know it by heart because I wrote it. I wish more people could live life this way. I want you to have it, and to share it. I know you will, and I know you feel the same way.
So, I am writing this post and asking that you too help spread Bosh’s Creed:
Let me bestow a kindness to someone each day of my life – be it a simple smile, a gentle touch; whatever is needed for that moment. Let me not ignore someone in need – do not wait for the asking of help, but give from your heart on seeing the need, and be grateful you are the giver and bless the receiver of your gesture. -
With respect, love and kindness
Life happens – choose 2bepositive™