Friday, September 16, 2011

Lessons From the Edge

Forgetful people are gracious people.

Has this ever happened to you? You go into a room to get something, but when you get there you can't remember what you're after?

If this is a foreign concept to you, feel free to close the window. You need not read further. But, do come back for Monday's devotion please. *wink*

For those of you who know what I'm talking about, I have a story to share.

Last Tuesday was Pizza Night at Edgewood. Once a month I host a pizza party in the Activity Room, and we always have a good time. So, anyway, I was getting the Activity Room set up and discovered I needed to get another table. I knew the card tables were all in the library and I walked down the hall to get one. Now, the Activity Room is a good distance from the rest of the world atrium, office, dining room and library so it took me a couple of minutes to get there. Yes. I am totally trying to justify what I'm about to say. And when I entered the atrium I looked around at the five or six residents sitting there talking with each other, and I realized I had completely forgotten why I was there. Completely.

The look on my face must have conveyed my embarrassment, because one of the residents asked, "What's wrong?" I sort of shuffled my feet and replied, "Uh, I just came down here to get something, and now I can't remember what I was coming for." *blush*

The rest of the residents chuckled and said, "Don't feel bad. We do that all the time!"

I knew they were speaking the truth, and I thanked them for understanding.

And I made note of another lesson learned. Forgetful people are gracious people.

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By the way, after our interaction I said to myself, "What's going on tonight? Pizza Night. So why might I be here? Oh, yeah! To get a card table out of the library!"

All's well that ends well. *wink*

Karen

5 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

I do it all the time. I think I might be ready to move into Edgewood!!!

TheUnSoccerMom said...

I do that ALL the time... even just going from my kitchen to my living room, which is really just a step away... ;o)

Patricia/NYC said...

This is actually the story of my life!! I have left dust rags in rooms, keys on countertops that make no logical sense, you name it!! lol!!

Hmmm...now, back to ...what was I doing??

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - Hey, then you could help me lead Bible study! *wink*

Jodi - Wow. I'm impressed. You can forget really quick! LOL

Patricia - Thanks for making me laugh. Er, what was funny? LOL

Nicky said...

That was very funny. You have a point there. I lose my glasses all the time but it seems it's only me forgetting where i put things in our home! lol Have a blessed week-end.