Last Straw at WalMart
It had been a trying day filled with family issues, work issues—even hair issues. All I wanted was to get home, put my feet up, and wallow in self-pity for the rest of the evening. But first, I had to make a quick stop at WalMart. I only needed a handful of things—milk, toilet paper, and fabric dye—so, I expected to be in and out in just a few minutes.
Storming around the store with my “poor me” attitude, I found the dye on the aisle with the laundry detergent. When I spotted it, I began to pull bottles of dark brown liquid dye off the little shelf over my head. Each time I grabbed one the others were pushed forward by a spring-loaded mechanism.
As I lifted the next to last bottle, the one behind it shot out and up. There was no time to take cover. When the bottle hit the tile floor the cap popped off and dark liquid squirted across the aisle splattering everything in its path, including me.
I considered my options. I could let this dark mess be the last straw and throw a tantrum on the detergent aisle. Or, I could remember that God knows and cares about everything in my life and laugh at the ridiculous situation. I wiped my face with a tissue and smiled.
Kathy Howard writes to have something to do while drinking coffee and eating chocolate. The author of 6 books, including Unshakeable Faith, Kathy helps women live an unshakeable faith for life by encouraging them to stand firm on our rock-solid God no matter the circumstances. Find out about her Bible studies and get discipleship and leader helps at her website: www.kathyhoward.org