This morning I bought one item at my local ‘£1 Shop’ in Lewisham. I asked the young man behind the till how he was (as I do in every shop).

He said: “I am GREAT!!!”

Me: “That is a wonderful thing to hear at 9.20 am on a cold rainy January morning in London!’

His reply: ” When I wake up in the morning I decide  it’s going to be a GREAT day! When I greet my first customer, I wish them a GREAT day! Often they wish me a GREAT day too! By 11 o’clock in the morning it usually IS A GREAT DAY!”

I think that is a great wisdom for £1, as it were! That young man can teach most of us a thing or two!


Imelda Almqvist