Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wal-Mart Lady

Wal-Mart lady: The question of the day. What's the most amazing thing you've ever seen?"

Me: "Uhhhh... Hmmmm... I've seen some very amazing things in the past 23 1/2 years." (My head was filled with beautiful scenes of mountains, European sites, the country side, historical land marks. Then it jumped to people giving their lives to God, children healing that "didn't have a chance," watching people live their last moments, a loving Godly family, a mom giving birth with a wet-eyed, pale husband by her side, holding her hand... now I can't stop thinking of amazing things i've seen.)

Me: "Do you always have a question of the week?" (trying the buy some time deciding about the MOST amazing thing)

WL: "Yes, I try to. My goal is to come up with a question that has endless answers"

Me: "I think the most amazing thing i've ever seen is when I was in Colorado. It has just snowed a lot. I was at tree line. It was only me and my brother around. No one had touched the snow. It was beautiful. That's the most amazing thing I've ever seen."

(Yeah, that was amazing but I failed to tell her the most amazing part of it. I felt like I was truly in God's Country. I felt so close to God during that moment. I saw his power and majesty. That's what made that experience so amazing.)

"What about you? What's the most amazing things you've ever experienced?"

WL: "One time I was at the Yukon Rodeo...." and " One time at the zoo..."

Lessons learned from WL:
~ Appreciate the small things in life and figure out why they are AMAZING. When WL said her two "amazing" experiences I couldn't help but think, "Man, you need to get out more!" How rude of me! She sees life differently than me because of her life experiences. It's cool that she sees amazing things in her experiences. It would be easier to hear everyone's amazing experiences and for her to convince herself that her experiences are no longer amazing. I like that girl!

~ Some days you might not like your job but figure out something you can do to enjoy the moment God has given you.

~ Amy, don't be afraid to incorporate God into your reasoning. He is our creator and Father. Be proud!

What AMAZING things have you seen in your life? How about today? 


  1. The most amazing thing I have seen I think would have to be the birth of Brady.....truly amazing when your child comes into this world. I don't know how people can have children and not believe that there is a God.

  2. 1. Congratulations Mariah, you're my first post ever! You're great for that and many other reasons.
    2. I've only seen 2 live births and as the nursing student, I cried. What a nurse i'm going to be!
    3. Pregnancy, births, and healthy babies are beyond amazing!

  3. You are going to be an amazing nurse!! You are doing a great job so keep up the hard work!!