Friday, March 14, 2014

Sunset, best parking lot ever and neighborly

- That's the sunset behind a partial skyline of Atlanta there - way in the background (click to enlarge.)  After a long day, I was loading a few food items into my car after shopping at Whole Foods.  A young man who was returning to the store after helping someone out with groceries pointed out the sunset to me.  "Isn't that a beautiful sunset?  Look at that."  I was taking it for granted.  It was beautiful.

- And then he pointed out the moon, saying, "And did you see the moon?  This is the best parking lot ever!"  I think so, too.  

- The day had started out with bang.  I had a flat tire about a half mile from my home and was able to pull into a convenience store parking lot.  Roadside assistance was slow coming (but a cheerful man arrived 1.5 hours later - allowing me time to clean out the car's trunk.)  A neighbor came by to get convenience food and walked over.  We are nodding acquaintances - I see him out walking his dog. "You're my neighbor, right?  Do you need help?"  I told him help was on the way and thanked him.  He said he would help anyone, but especially a neighbor.  How nice.  

I'm off to get two new tires this morning, thankful I had a good spare tire in the trunk and that the flat came just before I got on the expressway.  And cleaning out the trunk while waiting revealed two Santa hats that had gone missing, a tumbler from the church kitchen, and a book I borrowed ten years ago (don't ever loan me books.)  I'm having dinner with the book's owner tonight.  Full circle.  Have a great weekend, friends!


Granny Annie said...

You are living proof that what goes around comes around.

TALON said...

It's amazing the things we unearth when we have time. :) I love when you meet a kindred spirit who notices much beyond rights under their nose. So cool! Glad you've got the new tires.

Susan Kane said...

Being forced to take the time, and then discover the treasures, that's a gift. And having the flat before the fwy is God's hand.

Elephant's Child said...

I love that young man. An appreciator through and through.
Have a great weekend.

Leonora said...

I like the observations of the young man at the grocery lot. He's one after my own heart.
Ten years! Ha,ha. I would like to have been there to see your friend's reaction when you returned it : )

Lee said...

It was convenient your flat tyre (yes....that's how we spell it down this way) happened nearby to a convenience store.

That was a long wait. I'm glad it all worked out for you in the end. :)

Joanne said...

How sweet that your neighbor offered help!

Sparkling Red said...

Best parking lot indeed! The best thing of all is encountering a kind and appreciative human being.

Betty Manousos said...

hi lynn,

getting a flat tyre is a bummer, glad this happened nearby to a store...i'm glad you've got the new tires.

wish you a great remainder of your weekend.

big hugs!

Riot Kitty said...

Wow that is a long time to wait! Gorgeous sunset though. What an enthusiastic guy.

desk49 said...

A tire a sunset
A moon so bright
A book you found
For the owner RIGHT??
The trunk was full
Santa hats were flat
A guest for dinner
Now think of that

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

Thank you for saying that.

Talon -

Yes - a kindred spirit, I think.

Susan -

Absolutely - I think so, too.

Elephant's Child -

He is - I think they must switch the outside cart employees around to different WF stores, so that's why he is comparing parking lots. Love that.

Lynn said...

Leonora -

She immediately wanted to get together for dinner - it was a good excuse to get together (last Friday night.) :)

Lee -

It did - a little adventure for sure.

Joanne -

So sweet.

Sparkling Red -

Yes - you know I love that kind of thing...

Lynn said...

Betty -

I'm getting caught up on comments - thanks for your kind words!


Riot Kitty -

It gave me time to clean out my car a little. :)

Ellis -

Aw - your poem makes me smile. Thank you!

Snaggle Tooth said...

You're lucky to have good weather, a good lot location n view, n such nice neighbors!

Unknown said...

What a stunning view! That is the kind of parking lot I wouldn’t mind being stuck in. A clean and well-maintained parking lot with a scenic view would definitely add as one of the best in my list. Take care!

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