Starting off with a side note I have exercised two days in a row now. Yesterday I did step for a half hour and walked with Izzy for a half hour. Today our walk consisted of walking all the way to Fred Meyer, shopping a little and walking back. We ended up being gone for the whole morning! So, congrats to me. Tomorrow I will clean the church building as my work out. Maybe I'll do lunges as I vacuum!
So, while we were at Freddies we decided to get a doughnut. Don't bring up my choice of snack! I know it's a red light food! We were patiently waiting slightly behind the couple picking out their doughnuts and as they finish a guy runs up, grabs a bag, and gets his hands all in the bins and goes about his shopping... Hello? I can promise you that with a very large bike trailer as our stroller inside the store that we were more than visible... Well, whatever. We just patiently waited our turn. Again. Next we go to the deli to purchase our food and get a milk. We stand a ways back to allow for traffic to flow around us and wait to check out. An employee even asks us if we need anything else while the person in front of us finishes checking out and she gets us our milk and sets it on the counter. Very nice. Then a lady from the left comes wooshing in with her cart and says, "I need a coke!" and she pays for her coke, and I'm like, "God, are you teaching me patience today?" So, I think I shall be more intentional on looking for the things God is looking to teach me. It may be patience, daily! But, whatever it is, I definitely want to look for it.
I have been noticing other ways I can be patient. Like walking slowly with Izzy as she tries to balance on something instead of telling her to hurry up. What am I in a hurry for? I want to appreciate being able to walk to the store. Do I always have to "hurry" and get to the store? As my life begins to find rythym again, I hope to find lots of patience and peace.