The bagger at the grocery story was a very young boy, I’m guessing still in high school. He acknowledged me and was very pleasant, asked me how I was. I gave my standard reply to anyone who happens to ask me that these days, which is “Awesome, thank you.” It took him by surprise. I can image the responses he usually gets because I hear them as I stand in line. He looked at me and said, “Why is that? I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody say that.” I told him that every day is awesome, that it’s all in the perspective and we all have a choice for our lives to be that way. It’s our decision. He thought about it for a minute and then agreed with a big smile.
You see, it could have been a different exchange. I could have complained about being tired and really wishing I was anywhere but in a grocery store shopping because it’s one of my least favorite things to do. I could have complained about how my feet hurt after standing for so long in line. I could have just grunted a “fine” at him like I heard so many others do. Every day we have an opportunity as lightworkers to share of ourselves, whether it is in person such as the store or over the phone or on social media. We never know what is going on in someone’s life and maybe they need to know that there are people who see life a little differently, people who have chosen to share their light instead of cloaking it. Did it make an impression on this young man? Yes, I think it did. I like to think that the more we can share the light with the younger generation – those who will be the decision-makers – the better world we will have.
Yeah, maybe I’m a dreamer or maybe I am working hard to create my reality the way I want it to be, but in any case, I will continue to wake up every morning in gratitude for another day and that makes my life really awesome – and I will continue to share that with anyone who wants to know how I am. Namaste