Do you like to watch people? I sure do! I never mind having a few hours between connections at the airport I just watch the people.
Yesterday I was at Dillard’s, they are having a great sale, 40% off the already 50% off items. I love shoes! I was, guess where, in the show department. I over heard a conversation about shoes. An older lady, about my age–oh that hurt–picked up a pair of very high heeled shoes. She informed her friend that she just couldn’t wear those shoes with such high heels and then she said, “But I admire women who can.” Admire women who can, what is there to admire about what kind of shoes others can wear. Admire because someone is a hard worker, honest, bright, thoughtful, kind, loving but not the kind of shoes they can wear. I just thought it was an odd choice of words.
My next observation was at a garage sale. You already know I love to go to garage sales and I sell books on Amazon. As I saw a box of old books I naturally looked them over. Then I asked the lady if she had ever check Amazon to see if any of the books were of value. She informed me she didn’t know how to do that. I told her it was easy and explained how to do it. She sold the whole box to me for $6.00 and as she carried the books to the car for me she said, “I hope you find a treasure in these.” I could just tell this lady has the right out look on life. She didn’t mind that she may have sold a treasure she was just happy doing what she was doing.
I really want to be like the second lady, I want to wish everyone well, I don’t want to covet or be jealous of what others do or have. Max Lucado says it something like this, “It takes a team to have a good life and be sure you applaud your teammates.” That is not word for word but you get the point. Let’s applaud those around us, lets admire others for the right reasons.
You may not hear from me for a few days as I will be at a leadership retreat in Colorado. I will see you when I get back.
Oh you want to know how the weigh in went today–up 1/2 pound ugh!! Am I discouraged? Nope not yet but I could eat a piece of cardboard right now, I am hungry.