A Lesson at the Supermarket

photo (5)-2The other day I was standing in a checkout line that was being held up by one of those annoying price checks.  However, this time it was not only annoying, but embarrassing, since it was my item that was holding things up.  I looked back at the line that had formed and saw that others were becoming impatient.
I turned to the kind-looking older gentleman standing directly behind me and apologized for being the cause of the delay.
“Take your time!” he replied.”I’m in no hurry.  I’m just happy to still be alive at 87 years old.  And when the good Lord decides He’s ready to take me home, I have faith that Jesus will see that I arrive safely.”
What a refreshing attitude!  And what a terrific reminder that compared to all the things I have to be thankful for, minor annoyances aren’t even worth noticing.
I was reminded of a quote by the ancient Roman philosopher, Seneca, who said “Unhappy is the man, though he rule the world, who doesn’t consider himself supremely blest.”
M. Zigan