by Adam Zack — April 26, 2023
I work with a woman named Miriam. She’s going to be 40 years old in June. She’s a single mom, and also a grandma a couple times over. Her life hasn’t been easy, and she makes a 30-minute commute to come to work every day. The thing I love about Miriam is that every day, no matter what comes her way, she’s happy and cheerful. She’s respectful, takes great pride in her job cutting up fruits, vegetables and making juice. One time recently she accidentally threw the juice blade into the trash, resulting in us having to spend $250 for a new blade. She was so apologetic, and she offered to pay for it herself. Not a chance. It was an accident and accidents happen. There’s no way to be mad at Miriam. This week, as she smiled and was working away, I asked her, “Miriam, how did you get to be so nice and happy?” She thought about it for a minute and replied, “That’s the way God made me.” I’m not particularly religious, but I felt the effect of her faith carrying her through life, providing just enough and letting her happiness radiate outward and positively impact everyone around her. Next time I feel like I have something to complain about, I’m going to try and be more like Miriam.
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