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Ten minutes left for my lunch hour....

Thursday, August 16, 2012

So I'll write a blog.

I have come to pleasantly anticipate reading the regular blogs of some of my Sparkfriends, so I thought it is important that I reciprocate!

Monday at the supermarket.

I am in the checkout line.
It is extra long for some reason.
My first day back at work, I am tired and my foot hurts.

A pleasant looking older lady got in line behind me. She was carrying her groceries in a reusable shopping bag. At least I had paid the deposit and had a shopping cart to lean on.

She answered her phone, and had a clear, bell-like voice. I was not eavesdropping, but I heard "leukemia," and then I heard "heart," and then "guarded condition."

And I had one of those moments when I realized my troubles were minuscule, microscopic, sub-atomic in size.

S I tapped her on the arm and offered that she could go in front of me. At first she said no, then she said yes, and she said to me she would pay this favor forward.

That's the story. No big deal for me, and maybe her day was made a bit easier. I hope so.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ROCKMAN6797 8/19/2012 7:51PM

    I love paying it forward!

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PUDLECRAZY 8/17/2012 6:43AM

    It is very helpful to keep our difficulties in perspective. A couple of days ago a friend asked me how my foot was doing. It IS doing better, but I still have pain. It is probably 80% better. But I have another friend who is fighting for her life, she has ovarian cancer and I am afraid the cancer has the edge in this fight even though Jeanie is a tough opponent. In the grand scheme of things, the pain and inconvenience of my foot injury is miniscule.

That said, it must be hard going back to work and resuming tasks like groceries shopping after your foot surgery. You are amazing.

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DESIDERATA~GIRL 8/16/2012 4:55PM

    It's very true, many others have majoy problems but we often don't realise it. That was very kind of you to let her go before you - it meant little extra effort on your part but probably made a big difference to her day.


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RAE_LEIGH22 8/16/2012 4:24PM

    I'm sure that made her day!

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MUSICNERD1993 8/16/2012 1:10PM

    What a great blog. You are so kind emoticon

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JILLITA55 8/16/2012 1:07PM

    Tears came to my eyes reading this blog. You are a very kind person. Most people would never do that. God Bless You! emoticon emoticon

You get an "A" from me!

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SOON2BSMALL1313 8/16/2012 1:02PM

    People like you give me hope for our future. For every nice thing done I hope some one pays it forward and maybe the violence will get just a little bit less...

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