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By L. Kincaid Holmes

These days, shopping at a grocery store can be daunting. One local grocery store in my hometown of Middleboro, Massachusetts set out to ease shoppers’ minds, at least at the deli counter.

Trucchi’s Supermarket, off the Middleboro rotary, changed sale signs into encouraging and uplifting quotes for shoppers to feel somewhat at ease in a public space.

They had no sales reductions to post on the boards, says Hal Bent, a Middleboro local and Trucchi’s employee, but “people need a little something right now to feel good,” and this was the company president’s idea.

Some of the signs are quotes from authors or musicians such as Dr. Seuss or Johnny Cash, while others are Bible verses.

“Turn your worries into prayers. – Philippians 4:6”

“Let not your heart be troubled. Neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27

 “If you see someone without a smile, give them yours. –Dolly Parton”

 “Tough times don’t last; tough people do. –Unknown”

The sayings are changed up every few days.

“Especially older customers like the Bible verses,” added Bent. Many other shoppers have also commented on how nice it is to have those small reminders of positivity during their day.

•Featured photo at top by L. Kincaid Holmes – Trucchi’s Supermarket deli slice of advice.