Aboput 2 weeks ago I told a friend that I needed some doses of humility in my life. Humility has been coming at me as freely as if from a Pez dispenser. I learned yesterday how creative humility can actually get.
You know how awkward it is when someone's walking towards you and they are waving with a big smile and you think it's for you....but it isn't. I have, many times.
Yesterday I sunk to a new low in the awkwardness department with a dog. As I walked backed to work after lunch yesterday, strolling along with head held relatively high a dog about 5 feet in front of me started going bananas with happiness.
I thought to myself "Yes, I'm the modern day St. Francis, not only do people really like me but, yes, ALL SENTIENT BEINGS are drwand to me. I am at one with the universe..." I smiled wide and even said, out loud "Oh puppy, you're so happy to see me!!".
It was a little fluffy dog with eyes as big as your typical Japanese cartoon character. Eyes that typically make me wonder if said canine hadn't recently done a heaping rail of narcotics all bulged out like that.
As 5 feet became 2 feet, his big eyes which seemed transfixed on me ever so slightly started to move to the left. And as 2 feet became 1 foot, my heart sinking by the moment, his big eyes fully turned their attention to someone behind me, said canine's owner.
As I passed the dog, nervously searching the surroundings to see how many people may have seen this embarrassing moment happen, my shoulders noticeably slumped from the happy go lucky, shiny person I had been just 5 feet ago.
Thank you universe for your wonderful, wily ways....