So I’ve been reading this series, it’s called DEADLOCKED. It’s not my usual kind of reading material, but my sister insisted that I read them, and guess what? Yep, I’m hooked.
It’s all about Zombies taking over the world, and it’s crazy! It’s action packed and exciting, extremely gory, and kind of disgusting, but I’m totally into it!
Anyways, I’m one of those people, when I read a book, a really good book that sucks you in, I sometimes have a hard time distinguishing between what’s real and what’s not. Like when I stop reading, I’m still thinking about it, and I start imagining things, like Zombies walking down the street, you know, stuff like that. I’m not delusional or anything, it’s just my imagination taking over, and I have a really active imagination. I sometimes find myself preparing a list in my head of everything around the house that could possibly be used to kill a zombie.
Right this moment I’m actually looking at a pair of samurai swords that my brother bought me last year. Those would work wonders!
Note to self: Sharpen samurai swords in case of Zombie attack…..
So that got me thinking, not necessarily about killing zombies, but about society in general. In the book it’s kind of like, everyone for themselves, and trust NO ONE! Well, it just doesn’t seem that different from how things are today.
There’s so much BAD out there, that we sometimes forget about the good, and when the good does happen we’re so caught up in finding the bad that we completely miss out on the good.
Let me explain…..
Today, Z and I went to the grocery store. We were just about ready to check out when I noticed an old man standing behind me. I also noticed that he was only purchasing one item, a bag of M&M’s. I didn’t think much about it, but as I was preparing to leave the store the old man tapped me on the shoulder. He said, “would it be okay if I gave these to your little girl?”.
I have to admit, I was kind of shocked. So shocked that I actually repeated his question out loud, which now that I think about it, probably sounded really dumb.
Me: “You want to give my daughter a bag of M&M’s?”
Old Man: “If that’s okay with you?”
I had to think. Was it okay with me? Here’s this old guy at the grocery store, he looks perfectly harmless, yet he’s a complete stranger, and if I take the bag of M&M’s am I making some huge monumental mistake? He could be a creeper, but what if he’s not. What if he’s just a really sweet old man that couldn’t help but notice my loud, but sweet, extremely social little girl.
Me: “Sure, why not. That’s really sweet.”
Old Guy: “You see, I have 9 grand children, and I don’t get to see them very often. Your little girl reminds me of my youngest granddaughter, and I really just wanted to make her smile.”
Aaaaaah. Seriously! How sweet is that?
So I get Z’s attention, which was previously fixated on a box of ice cream we had just bought, and she turns to the old man.
Old Man: “Hi sweetie, what’s your name?”
Z: “Hi! I’m Zoey.”
Old Man: “Well it’s nice to meet you Zoey, would you like a bag of M&M’s?”
Z: “Okay…..Thank You!”
That’s my girl, I didn’t even have to remind her!
As the old man said good bye and walked away, a certain song came to mind…….
“What if God was one of us,
just a slob like one of us,
just a stranger on the bus
trying to make his way home”
What if God was an old man at the grocery store with a bag of M&M’s………you never know. At least he wasn’t a Zombie.