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A Funny Thing Happened In The Grocery Store

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Last night, we were gearing up for our third Nor’easter which did evolve into a slushy mixture of snow and rain.  Because it makes for treacherous driving, a lot of people go out the night before to buy milk, bread, eggs –  you know, the essentials.

So when I stopped by the local grocery store last night to get a few provisions, it was really busy in there with many last minute shoppers like myself.  Usually I’m pretty methodical in my shopping.  I go up and down each aisle, but last night, I wanted to get in and get out in record time, but I wasn’t organized, so I was back and forth and all around the store.

At the last minute, I decided to get some chocolate before I left.  I started walking down the aisle and passed a high school girl who had a bemused look on her face.  Her parents were with her and as I passed by them, I smiled and stopped about a foot away to get my dessert for the night.  I could feel them staring at me and I wondered why.  So I turned and pretended to look at something on the other side of the aisle where they are all standing.  Suddenly, the woman reached out to me.

Excuse me, she said.  I have to tell you something.  I inwardly groaned.

Yes?

I have a funny story to tell you.

Ok? I said as I cocked my head to the side wondering what she’s got to tell me.  She begins to giggle and now her daughter is grinning.  Her husband is staring down at his feet looking uncomfortable.

My husband’s been following you all over the store.

Oh really?  Why?  Now I’m wondering how I could have been so clueless that her husband had been following me and why she wants to tell me.

Look at us!  she exclaimed pointing to our respective outfits.  We couldn’t have been more like twins if we had tried!

I looked at her and we are both wearing black pants and light coats.  I begin to laugh because she’s right, but I’m still not getting the connection.

My husband has been following you all over the store, thinking you were me.  And he kept insisting I was zigzagging all over the store.  My daughter and I thought he was crazy!

See!  I told you that there must have been someone else who looked like you! Her husband stated, looking at me.

To me he explained, You’re a really a fast walker and you’re everywhere!  My wife and I separated to get the shopping done faster and when I looked up, I’d see who I thought was her at the other end of the aisle, so I would speed up to catch up with her.  But then when I got to the end of the aisle, she’d be gone and then I’d look around and she was down a different aisle.  But in fact, it was you.  Because you both are dressed alike.  I thought I was losing my mind.  It was like my wife was in two places at once!

Well, we all began to laugh as the husband looked sheepishly when I asked him if he hadn’t noticed that his wife had longer hair than I did?

No.  I just knew what she was wearing!

Well, that brought about a fresh round of belly laughter from us all.

As I said goodbye to them and complimented the wife on her amazing outfit, I couldn’t stop laughing to myself.  It just goes to show you that sometimes we only see what we want to see and the mind can play tricks on us!

Has that ever happened to you?  What a funny coincidence, don’t you think?

Shine On!

xo

Free Chopra Creating Abundance and Musings from Misifusa

Register for Chopra 21 Day Meditation Challenge

Day 1 ~ “Today, I behold all the abundance that surrounds me.”
Day 2 ~ “I create my personal abundance from an infinite source.”
With Hurricane Sandy having blown through my life, 3 surgeries thus far and another coming up in December, plus my Dad’s passing and being responsible for closing out an almost 50 year law practice by myself…I’ve been a bit overwhelmed these days…and now there’s a Nor’Easter (another bad storm) on its way, ready to hit tomorrow.  UGH!  Double UGH!
So I am giving myself a pass today because I didn’t send this particular post out last week when I had planned to do it.  Without power, there wasn’t much I could do about it!  Perhaps there’s a reason for it…at least that’s the thought that I’m comforting myself with right now.
All is quiet in my home this morning.  I awoke with a migraine (darn weather changes) and still, I wanted to use the stillness and freshness of the morning to enjoy the meditations that Deepak Chopra has so generously given to all.  Today is Day 2 so I was behind already, but I am happy to report that I am all caught up.  Like one of my sons in school, I feel that relief that my homework is done for the day and I can move on.
But something interesting happened today when I did the 2 meditations.  I realized how stressed I am these days, how I’ve allowed my body to be encased in a hard pressured stressed feeling that is so tightly bound inside of me that I didn’t even realize that it existed.  It had become my normal after so much stress in my life.  And I can assure you, I am stressed with all of the responsibilities which have fallen onto my shoulders.  I am in charge of everything and everyone right now ~ dealing with a body which is enduring more than its share of surgeries and traumas.  I just keep pushing through to the next event, the next task and I’m not taking care of me.  I’m too wrapped up in what has to be done, wishing I could skirt some of the mess and just be taken care of instead of taking care of it all.
There’s food to be bought because of the power outage for 6 days, we lost everything in the refrigerators/freezers.  With the looming storm, I need to make sure that I replenish (but not too much) supplies.  Then there’s the fact that Mom hasn’t been to her house in a week so I need to drive her there to make sure that things are ok, plus I believe she wants some new clothes having only packed for a few days.  Boys still don’t have school and there’s the added burden of how to drive about 45 minutes away when there are still trees down, power out and gas rationing going on (which today’s not my day to fill up so I have to be careful).
I could go on and on and rehash all that is on my plate these days, but instead, I’ll leave you with what I learned.  I am planting the seeds of abundance in my life through Deepak’s meditations.  I am determined to unleash the synchronicity of blessings which are infinite and given to all.
I am blessed I know…but I am tired.  I long to rest, to quit worrying and to just ‘be’ at peace.  Perhaps with the start of the morning meditations, I can accomplish my goal.  I am handing it all over to God/Universe/Infinite Spirit…I am letting go of my control and just allowing life to be.
Hugs to all of you…
Enjoy Deepak’s gift!
xo