I ran in to get a few things. As I checked out, I noticed a gentleman sitting on his motorcycle. He was not doing anything wrong, but his look was weird.
I DO NOT want to assume the worst in people.
I DO NOT want to assume someone has the wrong intentions.
I DO NOT want to live in fear. I did not like the way I felt when I got in the car and immediately locked the door. Like that was going to solve anything.
I took a deep breath and immediately got mad. I grabbed my phone and texted my friends and this is what I said:
“I don’t like it, the world we live in, makes everybody look suspicious. Having to be careful who you lock eyes with. Being fearful of a stranger. Creeper on a motorcycle at Lowe’s might not have been a creeper at all but because the world makes causes us to be scared, he gets labeled a creeper in my eyes.
My rant is over
Ever since that day I have been very conscious of those around me. I want to see the good in people and to assume they are good. Now listen…..I’m not stupid and I won’t take unnecessary chances when it comes to my safety, however I refuse to live in fear and I will not be fearful of people. I want to chat with the people at the grocery store. I want to smile at the people as we pass in the parking lot.
Friday is Jack and BB day! We are preparing for a big shindig at our house tomorrow and much needs to be done. It doesn’t matter what Jack and I do on our Friday’s together, as long as we do it together. Walmart it is.
How can this BB deny this precious baby Melmo “Elmo” jammies when he loves them so.
As we arrive at our car, I open the trunk to put in the three huge cases of water. I notice a man behind me. I’m extra cautious because I have Jack with me. The man says “excuse me, can I please help you put the water in your car?”
Yes! Yes you may.
He finished. I thank him and he smiles. I finish putting my items away and the gentleman in the car next to me asks if he could take my cart for me.
Yes! Yes you may.
I thank him, smile and tell him to have a wonderful day.
This story seems long and a little redundant, but I believe there are good people in this scary world we live in and I want to see the good in people. I believe those two men that showed me kindness today were intentionally put in my path. Confidence? Maybe but I don’t think so.
I am first and foremost a Christ Follower 💜 Wife for 34 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandson Jack 💜3 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 114 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7