I pushed my grocery cart up to the checkout and began a casual conversation with the cashier. It began with him asking me the question I always get asked at Trader Joes - "Did you find everything you need?" Then he asked me if I had exciting plans this weekend. We are about the same age and I chuckled. I then replied with, "exciting starts here getting groceries - not as exciting as twenty three was." We continue and the conversation follows with both of us reflecting on life at twenty three and how our children don't believe there was an us before now. I sometimes miss those days of being a bit more carefree and poorer me. Today how ever, I tell my friendly cashier - I"m grateful to be buying these groceries." I truly was. The sun was shining, the temperature was a bit warmer and I had tulips to help me remember spring is around the corner. Maybe Fridays just have a grateful looking ahead attitude. Weekend, here I am.
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