A Life Lesson by
The Prophet of Life
If you take a skipping stone and skip it across a lake, the water ripples. Just as the stone affects the water in the lake, you affect the environment around you by the way you interact it. In fact, how you act creates the environment around you. Here are two examples of this from my life that happened to me recently.
The first one happened while I was standing in line at the grocery store, I observed a man leave his cart in the checkout line. He went to the next aisle to get something he forgot. A lady passed by him and walked over to the line the man had just left. Within seconds, seeing no one there the lady moved his cart away and jumped ahead of him in line. The man returned within fifteen seconds and by then, the woman had already put four things on the conveyer belt. The man asked the woman why she moved his cart and jumped in front of him. The woman replied that he wasn’t there so he lost his place. The man and woman got into an argument. Other people in the market watched and as the argument escalated so did the tension in the air. Soon other people began arguing about who was right and who was wrong in the argument between the man and woman.
The second one happened later that same day, I was in line at a chain restaurant. I had a coupon sheet with several coupons and was asking if it was still good, as I believed that day was the last day before the coupons expired. There was a man behind me who had to wait a little longer because of my extended interaction with the cashier. After I gave the cashier the coupon I selected from the sheet I turned to the man who had been standing behind me and apologized for his delay. I offered my coupon sheet to him so he could also take advantage of a coupon if he found something he liked. He used a coupon on the sheet. Then he handed the sheet to the woman standing behind him in line and she also used a coupon on the sheet. They both became more animated and struck up and conversation with each other and with me.
My actions made both of those people smile and changed the environment from isolation to friendly. This is something anyone can do. Anyone can pass on a coupon sheet that is about to expire and offer it to their fellow customers without expecting anything in return. You might consider doing this some time and see if it changes the environment around you. Let me know, through a comment on this blog or by sending me a message at www.prophetoflife.com.
In True Faith,
The Prophet of Life