About 3 years ago they went to the beach for their anniversary and vacation.
They had an awesome time!
They had just gotten married for a couple years and Kyle worked a crazy number of hours…
…not to mention, they were pregnant with their second daughter, so a vacation was really needed.
Since they were there for their anniversary, it only made sense to have an anniversary date night.
One afternoon, after they had been at the beach for a while, they headed back to the condo to get ready for their dinner date.
Kyle and Lauren dressed up in the nicest clothes they brought.
This was going to be one of the first nights in a while that they got some quality alone time together, and it being their anniversary made it even more special.
They went to a little local place they heard was amazing and had great reviews.
Right when they got seated, their waitress came up to them with a smile on her face.
Her name was Summerlyn.
Kyle and Lauren noticed her infectious personality immediately.
Throughout the meal they had a great, on and off conversation with Summerlyn.
She was friendly and interested in them.
She truly had a positive impact on their experience and made their anniversary date night special.
In fact, she had a profound impact on their lives.
Summerlyn was such a kind, interesting, open person Kyle and Lauren wanted their soon to be born daughter to be like Summerlyn.
So, as soon as they left, they decided they were going to name their next daughter Summerlyn.
They named their daughter after the waitress that made their night special.
This is proof that as a server, you have an amazing opportunity to impact people's lives.
See, most servers would describe their job like this:
“I deliver food from the kitchen to the person’s table and get them refills”
But that’s the wrong way to look at it.
Our definition goes something like this, “Servers are a trusted guide to help guests make their special night just as they hoped.”
As a server, you get visited by people looking for a good time.
People on anniversary dates, birthday dinners, celebration dinners, and lots of other important nights.
Even if it's just a simple date night, when people go out to eat they are looking for a special experience.
You have a unique opportunity to make their night what they hope it will be.
Everyday you get to have a positive impact on people's lives.
That’s what makes all the struggles of serving worth it.
If you will change the way you think about serving, you will be one step closer to loving your job.
You will feel more fulfilled.