It’s Friday and we are linking up with Kate and the gang for Five Minute Friday. Kate gives us a word prompt and we all write for 5 minutes on that same word, link up and share together. If you would like to join us, click here. We would love to read your words! Word Prompt today: SEASON
It had been a long day.
We went to dinner because it was easy and we wouldn’t have to clean up the kitchen after eating.
We stopped at the store for a few quick things and because it was cold everyone came in.
We picked up more than a few things and we also picked the slowest line in the store.
We loaded our stuff on the conveyor belt and others lined up behind us. We were boxed in and tightly packed.
The lady in front of us was a bit slower than the average speed. She had lots of questions, details and issues.
We just waited.
Behind us, the line kept changing. People would join our line but after waiting and watching the other lines diminish, they too would leave our line for another.
We kept observing customers load up another line, pay for their things, bag them up and leave the store.
We kept waiting.
It became somewhat humorous. We guessed on how long it would be. We wagered small coins and prizes for being right.
We kept waiting.
We were now invested and couldn’t just pack up our cart again, move and load into another line. I had no place to be except back home on the comfort of my own couch.
Our lady in waiting eventually turned to us and said, “Sorry I’m taking so long you must be tired of waiting!”
Which of course, Dave piped in, “Oh no, we’re fine! We haven’t spent this much quality time together as a family in a long time!”
We all laughed. I laughed, the cashier laughed, the lady behind us laughed and even our lady in waiting gave a small chuckle.
In this season of long lines, packed parking lots and stressed out people, let’s show a little patience. Let’s season our attitudes, words and opinions with grace.
Bring a little cheer to those around by sprinkling lives with a seasoning of grace.
Happy Friday all!