Helen Marie Szollosy encourages readers to take a fresh look at life. She advises people on how to see life situations from a perspective of gratitude and flexibility.
Some days it's so easy to get into THE LUCY SHOW, Lucy Bawl "Whaaaaah". But, being an Outlook Shift Engineer, Fear Not! - there's always a way out, or forward!
I was 'Weed Whacka Ha Ha Ha-ing' my yard, as I like to refer to it, and I ran out of TWINE on the spool! I was WHINING due to the spool over-feeding the twine, and causing it to run out sooner than needed.
On top of this, I had broken the plastic plate that covers the spool and helps the spool to know how much twine to feed.
I have had wonderful support from the home fix-it store where I purchased the weed whacker. I had it replaced at no cost when it wouldn't work after a year! So never fear! Just ask customer service!
*sigh - so I stopped 'whining' about the 'over-twining' and got into my car to go out and get another spool.
What a thrill I received! I got to see a beautiful, red, glowing ball of sun as it was setting! Wow!
As the Central PA area of the Earth turned away from the setting sun, I got to see a gorgeous, peachy, orange, red, glorious glow in the sky over the mountains! Did I say it was gorgeous?
When I went into the store to get the weed whacker spool, I had to check and make sure I was getting the correct replacement. Yes, I had taken the old one with me! I was standing there reading the packages, part numbers, comparing the spools; then, I hear a little electronically-paged voice behind me .... 'customer needs assistance ...
first it was loading a vehicle, then it was in some other department.
I got curious as to why the voice was coming through the shelving behind me.
I turned around, listened, then saw a Walkie-Talkie phone sitting on the shelf! An employee had forgotten their work phone! I'm such a 'people helper', I was thrilled to have found it, to get to be the one to turn it in!
But! Then the LUCILLE BALL side of me took over! *tee hee hee ... I picked up the walkie-talkie and looked over the buttons. I pushed one button down and said: 'I found the Plumbing Department's Walkie Talkie!' *tee hee
I started to walk towards the open aisle, and encountered another customer coming towards me. 'I found the Plumbing Department's Walkie Talkie', I announced with a mischievious grin on my face. The man laughed, and I put it back up to my mouth, trying another button and said: 'Hello? Hello?' He laughed as he went off to search for home-fix-it stuff.
I walked towards customer service, and encountered a door-greeter sales person. I told him I had found it and turned it over. He didn't look too happy.
I told the story to the checkout cashier as I purchased my spool. She LOVED IT! She thanked me for sharing the story. It brought a laugh and smile to her face.
Outlook Shift Engineer in motion, Over-twining, Whining, Playing and Paging, and sharing the joy of moving forward, in the glow of a gorgeous sunset.
In gratitude with a higher altitude attitude, Ha Ha Helen.
Published in Fresh Outlook on Life: A community blog