Angel in the Drive Thru

Angel in the Drive Thru

I think an angel might be working the drive thru window of my local McDonald's.

I'm not for sure, but I've had my suspensions now for a while...

“Why do I feel this way?” one might wonder.

I question the feeling myself, for nothing in our interaction is beyond the normal pleasantries. I am always greeted with a kind smile and an exchange of

"how are you today?" followed by the same reply (hers)

"better than good,"

it never varies from those exact words. Mind you, I am not implying that common courtesy and great customer skills make one an angel.

However, there is something beyond the pleasant exchange, this feeling of genuine kindness, a peaceful aura perhaps that leaves me believing; I indeed, have just spoken with an angel.

One morning, curiosity got the better of me, as I inquired about her cheery disposition, myself, feeling quite gloomy in the moment, and I asked:

"Why do you always reply with "better than good,"

when I ask how you are?"

Her response took me by surprise and brought a smile, for it was so perfect and so honest;

"What else is there to be?" she answered.

I pondered her words throughout the rest of my day and came to the surreal conclusion:

“what else indeed?”

For is it not in the small random acts of kindness, those moments in which we allow our heart to guide, to shine as the beacon illuminating in times of darkness (reminding all- we are one in unity) that truly makes up what life is all about?

I believe wholeheartedly angels exist among us, navigating the way as they shine light upon the path to peace and happiness.

So... next time you visit the drive-thru, say hello to an angel... and shine your light too

Lynn Long

Lynn Long
Poet, writer, dreamer
Believer in the impossible…

Residing somewhere in time

Artist at

With published pieces in the following
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  1. Love the positive touch. We could use more in daily life.

  2. Thank you @MarkAntonyRossi for publishing my piece Angel in the Drive Thru
    So very much appreciated =)

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