Before you start reading please make a list of the 5 most valuable things to you.
I figure tonight would be a good night to shop for some much needed items so I decided to hit he local supermarket where I would grab dinner as well. To be perfectly honest I never expected what was to come.
So there I was sitting at the cafe munching away and thinking of all I would get and how I must do it quickly so that I could get home and get some rest. When I finally finish my dinner which was great by the way, I cleaned up after myself and went along my way to the shopping part of the evening’s activities. Fortunately I was able to find all I needed without much delay which brought joy to my weary eyes. As I headed down the aisle towards the register I remembered of a call I needed to make so I reached into my pants pocket only to find some lint and about 35 cents. I am sure you can image my reaction to realizing I had left my phone on top of the cafe’s table where I had my dinner. Of course I did the natural thing and panicked as I rushed back only to find an empty table. I asked around a bit to see if someone had noticed anyone pick my phone off the table. Sadly enough the answers were all the same, NO!
There I stood bummed out for a few minutes thinking just how tragic this was, when I heard some rucks coming from around the corner with in the supermarket and a few of my fellow shoppers rushing that way. At this point I’m thinking to myself it can’t be 10 cent tequila shoots considering they serve no alcohol in this supermarket, at least not yet. So curios as us humans are I began to walk in the same direction as to find I don’t know what. Not quite sure why it is that I can’t seem to mind my own business but I guess I am a victim of some sort of genetic malfunction. Well whatever the case may be there I was walking bound to find what the commotion was all about to try and alleviate the emptiness of just having lost my phone of which I am sure some of you know the feeling. As I got closer I began to hear the clear scream of a young boy saying. “He’s Dying, He’s Dying….My Farther is Dying”, screams which sent chills up and down my spine. When I arrived to the area where the crowed had gather, I saw a man lying lifeless on the floor and two persons applying CPR to attempt to revive him, his eyes had rolled back and his lungs stood still. There I stood watching as the rest did and hoping the two would succeed in bringing him back. The child who was with no other sibling at this point continued to scream for his father as the father remained lifeless with blood oozing from his mouth. As I observed the scene I could not help nor stop my eyes from tearing up. Finally the man reacts to the efforts of the two and begins to breathe but not quite out of the woods yet. From what I could see he had lost consciousness while standing and cracked his head open from the fall. There was a small puddle of blood where his head laid and he has in much pain clearly from his screams. It was not much longer before the paramedics arrived on scene and began to tend to him. The wife and mother of child arrived shortly after. They worked on him for a few more minutes as they sedated him to ease the pain and make an easier transport to the ER.
As I walked away my thoughts went back to my cell phone and it was then that I realized just how insignificant it was and how silly I am to even consider losing it a tragedy. One thing I learned tonight is life will pass us by if we don’t live it.
Before we end make a list of 5 valuable things you have already lost. Compare it with the one you made at the beginning of this Blog and see just how similar they are. Or Are They Exactly?…QUE PEDO!!