I had an interesting scenario happen when I went to the grocery store this am. I drove to Albertson’s and pulled into the parking space. You know that feeling of seeing an open space from far away and kinda rushing to get it. Yeah, that was my situation.
As I pulled into the space, I saw that there was a coach wallet sitting on the ground. My first thought was – ooooh – I’m grabbing that wallet. As I parked, I saw that the lady to my passenger side was still in her car – fiddling with something. It was her wallet. She wasn’t really looking for it. I got out – picked up the wallet – and knocked on the lady’s window. Have you ever seen a wide eyed Asian lady scared beyond her wits – hehehehe – that was her. I pointed to the wallet and after she collected herself, she rolled down her window and I gave her her wallet. She was grateful and super thankful for it – even if I scared the living daylights out of her.
As I walked into the grocery store, I was super disappointed in myself. My first thought was to just take the wallet. I didn’t, and I probably would have returned it if she wasn’t around. I’d never steal anything from it, but it was my first thought. Not quite as redeemed as I would like to think.
First thoughts reveal a whole lot about you. It might not truly represent the entire you, but it does give you a bit of insight into who you are. I’ll be the first to admit that I am far from perfect.
Do you have a similar story? Do you connect with this? What is your first thought?