Events tend to turn out as we thought they would. Not because of our great ability for insight but because our behaviour supports the achievement of the perceptions and views we hold.
Imagine the scene. A travel-weary woman sits just after midnight, in the grey dreariness of a busy airport, waiting for her delayed flight home.
Getting up she aimlessly meanders into the sterile atmosphere of the airport shop looking for something to distract her from the long night ahead. Finding nothing she grabs a bag of cookies and saunters back to her seat and picks up where she left off in her book.
She passes the time reading, munching, watching the clock and getting exceedingly agitated by the man sitting next to her who is, unashamedly, extracting and consuming the cookies from her bag.
He continues doing so until there is only one cookie left, which he lifts from its cellophane confines, breaks it in half, and offers her one half while he pops the other into his mouth.
She is too dumbfounded to speak. How could anyone be so blatant in their ignorance? Why he never even said thank you for eating over half of her midnight snack.
Thankfully, her flight is called just as the man wipes the remaining cookie crumbs from his face. With as much aplomb as she can muster she sweeps to her feet without a backward glance or acknowledging his parting ”safe journey”.
Still fuming the woman sinks into her airplane seat and begins to extract the, now almost finished, book from her bag.
Confusion immediately washes across her mind and face. There in the recesses of her bag lay an unopened bag of cookies. Disbelief swiftly follows her confusion.
If her bag of cookies are still unopened then who’s had she eaten?
Oh God, it finally dawns on her.
She’d been eating the man’s cookies all along. And he’d been gracious enough to share his cookies without seeing one ounce of gratitude from her. It had been she not he who had been the ignorant, ungracious one. Based on The CookieThief by Valerie Cox
What lens is creating your life?
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In the next blog we’ll continue looking at this theme. Until then have a brilliant time!