GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The sweetest thing happened to me yesterday. I was ordering some food for the world's cutest 17-year-old swimmer --who eats a full meal every half-hour or so-- when a cutie patootie gal appeared in the drive through window to complete my order.
She was so kind affable and engaging and had the absolute warmest smile that I took special note of her lovely brown hair and big dark eyes...and her name; it is Nicole. Anyway, Nicole was beyond pleasant and provided excellent customer service. As I smiled at her when I drove away, I thought, "I should really call Panera and tell them about that sweet little gal." Like most other thoughts that enter my vast wonderland of a frontal lobe, it was quickly swallowed up by 147 others.
And then, just a few minutes later, Kyle (afore-mentioned world's cutest 17-year-old swimmer) said, "Hey Mom, when you were at Panera did you see a really nice girl with dark hair and glasses?" "Yes, Nicole," I said, a little creeped out; which was only exacerbated by his next comments: "Um, how did you know her name?" he asked and quickly added, "Yeah, she told me, 'I think I just waited on your Mom.'"
Wait...what? "How in the world did she know I am your Mom & she's adorable, BTW," was my response. "I don't know; maybe we just look that much alike..." he said, speaking my thought aloud. It happens all the time; him saying what I'm thinking or vice versa. Don't even get me started on his cousin Kelly, who by all rights should be his twin. I digress.
It's funny, because my day boss is always analogizing about brand. "Kyle represents the Kimerer brand," he says, noting that his overall appearance, demeanor, behavior and presence is reflective of what Kerry and I have instilled in him. But, it never occurred to me until yesterday that it's a two-way street. I'm representing Kyle as a member of the K brand, too. Hmm.
Well, I have to admit that that boy of mine certainly does wonders for our brand; he's really helped our marketing. I hope he gets the same results when he runs the analytics on his Mom and Dad. #loveyoukyle
Jn 14:6b, 9c R. Alleluia, alleluia. I am the way, the truth, and the life, says the Lord; Philip, whoever has seen me has seen the Father. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Jn 14:6-14 Jesus said to Thomas, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him." Philip said to him, "Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us."Jesus said to him, "...Whoever has seen me has seen the Father...Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me...And whatever you ask in my name, I will do,so that the Father may be glorified in the Son..."