Overcoming Inertia

Overcoming Inertia

So here is what happened. I forced myself out of the house despite the freezing temperatures. I returned something at Bed, Bath & Beyond and then drove to Macy’s, where I also had a return to make. Those snap shopping decisions do not always turn out well.

I did find a top on sale at Macy’s. They no longer use paper coupons, thank goodness. I was chatting with the woman as she rang me up. Turns out we were meant to meet. I said something of a spiritual nature (I forget what) and her eyes lit up. “Ooh, I needed to hear that today!” She said. (Whatever it was….)

She went on to say that she studied New Thought under Rev. Barbara King. Now I remember. I was saying that I had watched the TV program about the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s death. At the time, Rob was six months old and we were visiting in Memphis. Gunfire had rung out in the neighborhood after news of his assassination. I remember putting a chair under the window to protect us from gunfire.

Now here we both were, 50 years later, both of us seniors and resting in the knowledge that principle is the only thing to live by.

As I passed by another counter I saw my old friend, Medina, who used to be in charge of the shoe department at Macy’s. She has had a promotion and I told her she richly deserved it. I also told her my voice was not the same after being ill and she assured me that it would be okay.

“How do you know it will be okay?” I asked her.

“Because I am a positive person,” was her answer. And I smiled. Then I took myself to lunch at Ted’s, right outside of Macy’s. The chairs were still upended when I got there. I was the first customer. I got a Naked Burger and some coffee. Ate half and took the other half home to Rob.

I was so glad I got myself up and out of the house. All’s well that ends well.

Vicki Woodyard

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