I headed down 5th street towards my errands. 2 blocks from home, a red truck pulls out in front of me going. point. five. miles. an. hour. Ohhhhhhhhh. I am lucky enough to follow the red truck for about 10 blocks.
I wanted to be mad.
And yet, moving that slow allowed me to see all things that are blooming in the world. I also was able to see how beautiful the day was with the sun shining and the wind blowing. And people were out walking. And waving. And smiling AT ME.
No mad feelings can happen when that much joy is in the world.
As I pull into the DG (Dollar General–I live in a small town. We have about 3500 people in our county) there are 4 people mosey-ing out of the store. There are no empty slots for me to pull in to–I must wait for them to find their car, unload their cart and return it to the store. Only then do they all load into the car to leave and I can park my car.
I wanted to be mad.
And yet, waiting for them gave me time to see that this foursome was made up of 2 adult children whom had brought their aging parents to the DG. My heart swelled with love at the sight of this foursome–they were strangers to me, and yet, in that time I saw what I hoped would be my future. My adult children caring for me in a patient and kind way.
No mad feelings can happen when that much love is in the world.
I head to the grocery store where I was greeted by a young man who had seen me pull into the parking lot and was waiting with a cart all ready to go just for me. He had a hearty, genuine welcome for me. I had hope in my heart for the future of this world .
Slow down, People. Look for the good. It’s out there. #justsayin’
**Update to yesterday’s slice….today when I drove by my friends house he was there! I didn’t see him at first, but my daughter saw his little face in the window. I was able to leave the sack of goodies with him and some homemade cookies as well. I am pretty sure the electricity is not on–yet–but he was well. I will check on the electricity tomorrow–it is not cold here, thank goodness.