A long grocery store line.
And it just disturbs me to no end to have a cart full of groceries and I run up on a long line.
And it's REALLY disturbing to look up and down the checkout area and ALL of the lines are long. Or, only two lines are open, with like, a gazillion people waiting.
So, what do I do?
I wait patiently. I've even gotten into the habit of slipping a book from home in my purse. Or, if I don't have a book, I grab one of the tabloid magazines off the shelf. I may talk on my cell phone.
I occupy while I wait patiently.
I'm weird like that. I just can't stand there. I have to occupy, be busy doing something. Nothing worse than just standing still and watching the line inch forward. Ugh.
And as the line gets smaller, I breathe a sigh of relief.
That means it's getting closer to my turn.
And that's how I look at life.
You know, it disturbs me to no end when people get all upset when someone has a victory or accomplishes a goal. I've seen it all my life.
"She think she all that because she got that raise."
"He won that race. Look how he celebrating. I can't stand him."
"Look at her prancing around in that new dress. She think she cute. She ain't all that."
I can't stand that. I make a note of people who ALWAYS got something say about people. I tend to stay away from them. Because if your're grumbling about everyone, then newsflash: You're grumbling about me, too.
Now I understand there's a caveat here. There are folk that make it a habit of flaunting, or of getting things done on the shady tip. Yeah, those people aren't to be praised for anything. We all know the difference there.
And you know what that's about, right? Those people have to operate on the shady tip, because they don't have the chops and skills to do anything legitimately.
No, I'm talking about people and their earned accomplishments.
I LOVE seeing people meet their goals. I LOVE seeing people have big accomplishments.
Especially if I see the beginning of it all. Especially if I see the whole thing grow from seed stage, from when a person begins thinking about it, when it's nothing more than a mere thought on their mind. Especially if I'm there to see the whole process from beginning to end.
But, there are people out there who get all jealous of people who accomplish their goals and do great things.
Why is that? Not sure. I think it may be society driven. Competition and jealousy are first cousins, you know.
I mean, it's like being in a grocery store line. I'm happy when that grocery store line goes down. I'm not standing there holding up the process. I'm glad when someone with a lot of groceries gets all that stuff bagged up and pays their bill. I'm VERY happy when I see them roll their cart up out of the store.
That means it's my turn. MY turn to get my groceries.
I'm happy to see you accomplish something. I applaud you. Especially if you've been praying for it. Believeing for it. And it comes to pass.
I do the HIGH rockette kick behind that.
Why? Because I'm genuinely happy for you.
And it jacks up my faith a notch. Gives me more hope and faith for my own desires to come to pass. I've learned much from watching you. I've learned that there is a process. I've learned to patiently wait.
And I'm happy for you.
Just like in a grocery store line. You got your stuff, you're outta here.
Now it's MY turn.
My turn in the checkout line.
I've noticed one thing: People who are snarky and get a stank attitude concerning other's accomplishments rarely have accomplishments of their own.
So, you don't have to worry about me if I'm behind you in the grocery store line. I'm not going to hold you up.
I'ma need you to go ahead on and pay for those groceries and roll up on outta here.
Because now, it's my turn.
Shoot man... An Oldgirl might just help you out.
*Chele frowns up as she stares at the candy next to the checkout line*
"Uh, what you need, Oldgirl?" LadyLee asks.
"Pass me the tic-tacs," Chele replies.
Lee looks at the tic-tac candies. "What flavor?"
"Uh-, uh-, gee, I'm not sure what flavor-"
*Lee snatches all the tic-tacs and throws them at Chele*
LOL!!!! (You know I had to inject a bit of smurfiness.)
This is something I like about myself: I celebrate others accomplishments. I love it.
Let's me know that all things are possible.
Not only for you, but for me too.