-Blog post by Mary J., a Kindness Investor from Houston, TX
As she handed me the bag, our eyes met and I thought, “next kindness investment!” After explaining the project I was working on, she happily accepted the $10. I didn’t have a pen on me, so she quickly volunteered to get me one, as well as tell her manager that she would be taking a few minutes to talk to me.
Ana M. was born in Mexico 19 years ago. She and her parents came to Pasadena, TX when she was only one. She’s single, lives with her parents and four younger sisters and brother.
Ana is studying Nursing at San Jacinto Junior College and hopes to work in Pediatrics after graduation. She’s been working at Popeye’s for about three years and would like to one day work in a hospital, as she likes helping people, especially children.
When I asked her what she was going to do with the $10, she said she was heading to Starbuck’s next door for her break.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have much time to talk, as another hungry driver was ready to pay for his order, and Ana had to go back in.
A few of Ana’s favorites:
Hobbies: “I like scrapbooking, spending time with family, and watching movies.”
Movies: “Anything romantic. I don’t watch much TV, though. No time with school and work.”
Music: “All kinds. It’s hard to pick a favorite.”
Her greatest wish is to get her citizenship finalized. “It’s been a long time and I want to be a citizen very much.”
I wish Ana all the best and can tell by her kind, relaxed nature that she will be a great nurse. Her future patients will be fortunate to have her take care of them.