Epiphany: a sudden, intuitive insight into the reality caused by a commonplace occurrence or experience
I shop early AM at Wal-Mart to miss the traffic and crowds.
Today at 10 AM, store was crowded, pushed up and down aisles in the crowds (needed something from every dept in the 4 acre store) got to the registers and the shortest line was 6 baskets waiting, waited patiently (found out Chelsea is getting divorced) and paid.
I walked 3 more acres to get to the Vue parked in the back 40 of the parking lot.
Loaded the last bag and thought, where is the lettuce and tomatoes? IN THE STORE, I forgot them.
Stared at door across 3 acres of parking lot (of course the lettuce was on the opposite side from where I parked), headed back inside, had to make a pit stop from all the walking ( I am woman).
Woman in restroom, coughing up her lungs with emphysema.
I stepped out the door and almost fell over a woman who could hardly walk, patch on her eye, leaning on basket for support, and as I headed for the produce, I started to NOTICE, really SEE the people
Arm in a cast, Very old man stumbling along behind his wife like a child, mother with 4 small kids, a woman who looked like she wanted to cry. Mother with screamer in basket.
My self said to me…. do you see anyone anywhere that you would want to change places with? Take their body or live their life? I could hardly navigate to the produce from staring at all he hurting people. At checkout once again in front of all the hurting people in the magazines.
Not one did I see that I wanted to trade with. I thought, since I can walk and walk fast, I have money to pay for the food, my brain is functioning (most of the time).
I have No patched eye, no cast, no bent back, no wheel chair. I am driving home to Hubby and 2 canines
I am so BLESSED… and I thank God for pointing it out to me.
The epiphany is…. What am I going to do with my new insight and how will it change my life? I will let you know when I know what it is.