Change Your Perspective
May 28, 2013
Have you ever walked through the grocery store and just watched people? Everyone has a different outlook on life, and sometimes it’s interesting to think of the many different perspectives that people have.
During my last trip to the store, I made an effort to look around me at the people I was shopping with and not just run through as quickly as possible. Usually, I’m in my own little world, looking for specials and checking my list, but that night I was focusing outward.
I saw a man in a store wheelchair that I couldn’t help but notice because his family was having such a good time. They were by the produce, laughing together and goofing around. I met them again in the frozen food aisle, and they were still hamming it up.
As I continued down my list, I noticed lots of parents with their children picking out grapes (Green or red, which will it be?) and choosing cartons of eggs. Some parents had their older kids pushing their carts as they sullenly followed along. There were also two young ladies walking through the aisles chatting away, coffee cups at the ready. They caught my attention because they were in no hurry at all, but just enjoying their time together.
My focused grocery store experience made me think that no matter what our walk in life, we are all doing the best we can to get through it. Sometimes we’re stressed and rushed, and other times we can go through our day without pressure. Our outlook can make a huge difference in how we handle the challenges that come (even in shopping).
So, next time you’re at the store (or the Library), look around and enjoy the view. You never know who you might see and what impact it may have on your day.
Colbern Road Branch