Those who follow this blog know that I ponder a lot of “stuff”; this week I have been pondering the ripple effect that our managers here at Wiard’s Orchards have on the staff and the ripple effect from the staff to our customers. This train of thought led me to thinking about Wiard’s Orchards and what affect the ripple effect has had on our community; now, the question is which path to take…or is it all one path? I think I will go with that- it’s all one path.
That would mean that if the morning managers greet the donut crew with a warm welcome and a smile, the donut crew is more likely to meet the customers looking for warm donuts with a warm welcome and a smile. AND that if the orchard manager meets the U Pick apple and U Pick pumpkin staff with a smile any customers coming to enjoy the Country Fair and pick apples, or pumpkins is more likely to be met with pleasant vibes.
We sometimes tell the young people who work here at Wiard’s Orchards that half of their pay is for their smiles, because, we do believe that the good vibes resonate into our customers and into our community. We love the community that we serve and want to purposefully make a positive difference in the lives of those we touch.
September will be here soon, and the Country Store and Country Fair will be open; come on in, share a smile and a kind word, join us in sending out those positive ripples!
“The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet.” Victoria Moran