This feels silly.
I can’t believe I am including this.
But in the spirit of embracing and enjoying simple things, I must mention how I like to shop for groceries.
Here’s my method:
I go between 6 to 7 in the morning.
Because I am up at that time, very few people are shopping at 6:00 am, Chick fil A is open by then for my favorite coffee, there is always a parking space by the door, and I don’t have to look ‘dolled up’.
I try to only buy for the week.
Because my grocery bag unloader at home may not be awake and not able to help, and if I have forgotten something, I can always go back.
If I do have to go back to the store during a busier time, I try to enjoy it.
I know. This may sound like I am stating the obvious, but it is very important to me.
How do I do that?
I stop by the cosmetic aisle and look at things I recently saw on YouTube makeup videos.
I check the magazine section to see if the new Christmas magazines are out yet.
And I enjoy seeing families from all walks of life buying groceries together.
On a return trip on a Sunday afternoon at the grocery store in South Texas where I live, families have on their favorite NFL player jerseys (usually for the Dallas Cowboys or Houston Texans) and their baskets are full of food they are going to prepare.
I enjoy seeing things like that.
Music is playing in the meat market section, and I can dance a step or two if I want to.
If I hear a song I like but don’t recognize, I can use my Shazam app on my phone to get the title in order to add it to my IPod.
I entertain myself.
I smile and greet people.
I enjoy it.