The sun sets on another day…
I was warm and toasty as the sun set, cutting wood and mowing to clear the never ending battle between driveway and forest to my house. The time seemed to drift away and as I looked up the sky was splattered with pinks and blues, a fantastic sight to be sure.
There are some things that make your day without being overwhelming, a small moment or little thing that walks up and makes you snicker or laugh on the inside. Open your mind for a second and walk with me.
Tonight I was at Sam’s Club picking up several sundry items for the house. If you do not shop Sam’s or Costco you may not know that what you want may not be there. Instead they have what they have, and sometimes items change. With that in mind, to check off parts of a grocery list (ugghh, icky, grocery shopping) you have to go up and down aisles to see what is there. Early on I walked down the drink aisles of the warehouse store. Being me, I noticed everyone and said “Hi” to a variety of people. Some of them nodded, some ignored me as though I were an escapee from a leper colony, and some smiled or said “Hi” back. As I walked I noticed some come and go, the family who was grabbing everything; the 4 person “fit” family who walked with purpose; the lovely older woman who could not have been taller than 4’11; the guy almost as big as I was that obviously had no interest in being there as his wife talked to him and threw more items into the cart; and a young lady in a sharp dress that smiled and laughed for a moment as I greeted her.
I walked down aisle after aisle with some people coming, and some going. As I ran into repeats I was brutally annoying as I said “Hello again” or laughed for a moment. Finally as we hit the condiment aisles it was just me and the young lady in the dress. I laughed and used my almost creepy voice “I may be following you, eewww scary,” she laughed as well as we passed and I giggled as I picked up a 3 pack of ketchup that might last until the next ice age. As I turned into the next aisle she was there and as we passed she laughed and said “maybe I am following you.” I laughed out loud and said I would write a story about that.
It was there the adventure ended, I use a cool app where I shop and scan and move on, and she went to a register. I was gone in moments but the idea and the laughter remain. I have already started the story (sorry, next scary book to be called “Yet Another Slice of Fear”) but the laugh remains. The people we interact with help make our lives complete, and sometimes someone you don’t know can make a day a little better. (And those you do know, well, they are pretty cool as well)
So as the sun sets on another day, reach out and laugh. Reach out and interact. Say good morning to someone special, say good evening to someone awesome. Even if you don’t know them it may mean the world to you, or to them. Don’t let the world be less to you, take more, and enjoy your day every day, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and giggle a little…