If you have ever seen "Finding Nemo" you will understand. If not, you might just want to skip this.
I was getting ready for church a few Sundays ago, and having a leisurely, relaxed morning. I do this thing on the internet called "The Grocery Game" where they give you a chart (love charts) with items on sale at stores in your area that also have had coupons recently in the paper. The point of the game is to maximize your savings. Use coupons when items are on sale and stock up.
Anyway, so I was looking through this list of groceries, and it went something like this: "mayonnaise, bread, lunchmeat . . ."
OK, so picture Dory, at the end of the movie. Marlin has left to go off and mourn and here's Dory, lost and confused and forgetful again. Nemo swims up and she has no idea who he is, until she sees the word "Sydney" on the pipe in front of her. Then the entire movie flashes before her eyes and she REMEMBERS they have been looking for Nemo all along.
Back to my list, so I see these words, "mayonnaise, bread, lunchmeat . . .", and all of the sudden, I REMEMBER that I am supposed to make 70 finger sandwiches for baptism after church that morning. All the conversations and my plans I had laid out in my mind came flashing through my brain in an instant, JUST LIKE DORY!
So, of course, my leisurely morning turned into a little bit of a hectic one. Especially since I didn't even have any of the ingredients I needed for the sandwiches. Luckily, I didn't have to face any tuna nets. . .
But I laughed all the way to Walmart thinking about how much Dory and I have in common. Not just on that day, but a lot of days, lately.
I keep attributing it to the chemo, I don't THINK it runs in my family (where are they, anyway?)
And I was thankful that God used my online grocery list to give me a gentle reminder of what I needed to do that day.
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming . . .
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