Monday, June 20, 2011
Things I Did Today
With it getting hot this week, I knew this morning,
I needed to really work hard in the garden and get lots
of weeds chopped. I went out early and worked 3 hours.
Today is Monday, I do my house work and my laundry on Monday.
I would walk back and forth between the house and the garden.
I need the exercise so I figured it beat walking and being bored
to tears walking in the heat.
I also needed to go shopping today. When I work hard outside I try not
to drive. I make mistakes when I get tired. But I really needed to go to
Wal Mart and the grocery store. They are remodeling Wal Mart. I was glad
I wasn't in a hurry. Nothing is where it used to be and they are moving
things around so much that if it was there today, it won't be there tomorrow.
Then they had only two checkers working. Two... I waited in line for
almost 1 hour. I got to stand and watch people. I had a lady walk up and
start going through my basket. I stood and watched. She looked up at me
and asked" if the beach towels I was buying were on sale." I said no, She said
"why are you buying so many?" I said," because I don't have any." She wanted
to know why, I was totally intrigued by her, I told her that they got used
for rags. She said, "Oh," and went back to her basket. She kept looking at me
but she couldn't think of anything else to say.
Then I had to go to the grocery store as my kids are making smoothies
and since I am so happy they are drinking smoothies and not soda I am happy to go.
At the check out line there was an older woman in one of those carts people drive.
She was in front of me, and I could tell that she was getting upset about something.
I asked her if there was something I could do, " She said that her daughter was
supposed to be coming with more stuff. I told her that I wouldn't unload my cart
I would wait for her daughter to not worry. She smiled a bit,
Her daughter came up and I said, " I was waiting for you, go ahead." She said thank you,
and she asked her Mom if she had got bread, the Mom said" No, she had forgot." I told
the daughter I would wait if she wanted to run back and get it, she said , "no it was okay".
When the older lady was finished, she turned around in her little cart and made eye contact
and smiled and said thank you so much for being kind. I smiled back but her smile made
me feel so good.
So what did I learn? I was glad that I wasn't in a hurry today. I was glad that I had time
to just wait because I get to see things I wouldn't normally see.
I am glad that sometimes I live what I believe. I am glad that today was one of those
You know, I did get all of my work finished too.