How many times in our lives to we do the right thing because it’s morally correct, versus doing it because we’re just feeling like being a bit…saintly?
I don’t know about you, but honestly….I run about 50/50.
The other day, I was wheeling my shopping cart…in the parking lot…in the pouring rain…back into that covered-sheltered-cart-holder-thingie….at the same time as this little old lady. She was wearing a little white raincoat….with her little hood pulled up…she couldn’t have been more than 4’8”. We both looked virtuously at each other…smiling that same, secret-saintly smile….we could have left our carts out in the rain…so that the next person’s supermarket flyer and bag would get all wet on impact with the wire basket in front.
Unless you happen to be lucky enough to have the mini-version of that cart….in which case, you’ve found a much better use for it:
Yes, it’s a perfect replica of a shopping cart…only it’s filled with Cloudy caps and assorted wine corks. A much more fitting use for a cart if you ask me, than stupid groceries.
But, I digress.
Oh, how righteous we were! On my walk back to my car, I thought about all the times I just can’t be bothered.
When I can’t bother to replace the toilet tissue with a fresh roll. Funny...since I’m only hurting myself, ‘cause I’m the only girl in the house. (That's when it comes back to bite me.)
It’s interesting how I’m a believer of the whole “Cosmic Universe Come Back to Get-Cha” system of checks and balances. I find myself working hard to do ONE nice, random thing a day…just to try and help my overall score with the Cosmos. I figure I’m probably not doing so well in the overall scoring, so if I play catch-up for the next 5 years or so, I may still be a contender.
Hey, I have no control over how stupid I was in my 20’s…IT WAS MY 20’S….I was young and stupid…get over it.
I do believe I’m following that old adage of “Do as I say…not always as I do”. I always swore I’d never go down that road, but sometimes….it’s just too much work to do otherwise.
I’m okay with being a part-time hypocrite.