My challenge this week has been to find the good in people and in situations. I’ve challenged myself to beat negative attitudes and to stop saying or thinking negative things.
I had an occasion to practice my new rules yesterday. I had parked at the mall and was walking through the parking area when I saw her. She was a handsome older woman, loaded down with packages and fighting to get her umbrella up before the rain came. As she came wandering towards me, I heard her muttering ” where the hell is my G-D car?!!!” The sky was almost black with rain clouds but just to the northeast was a brilliant rainbow arched right over the Barnes & Nobles Bookstore. I said to her “I don’t know where your car is but there is a rainbow just for you!” and I pointed to it. She looked up and then smiled the most beautiful smile and said” Oh, my! I haven’t seen one of those in years!” and then she turned and said “OH! and there’s my car!! Thank you!”
I think I may have found my own pot of gold right there.