Something that happened today left me speechless, a rare state of being for a wiseguy like me.
I went to the bank to deposit a rather healthy check, the largest I’ve ever received in fact, from a gentleman that will be using one of my short stories in an anthology he’s putting together.
While I was there, my wife went to the grocery and did a large shopping, one of those where you’re surprised at how many bags can fit in the back of a compact sedan. We dutifully lugged all those bags in, and as she set about putting the food away, I took the receipt and entered it into the checking register, and it struck me.
The amount she spent for all that food was exactly 80 cents less than the amount I just deposited.
That means that all that food, which will feed our family for a while, came to us through imagination.
If there’s a more humbling moment than this, I haven’t encountered it yet. I am literally awed by our good fortune and extremely grateful for having so vivid and active an imagination as this!
Gratitude and motivation are neck and neck in the race to top my emotional state right now… but I think gratitude will win the day.
To my peers, slaving over words here and there… I wish you all a similar moment to have and to savor. Keep writing!
As always, sleep well…