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IN People ON 11 Dec, 2015
Jason Hewlett who is a professional comedian, key speaker, husband and father, recently shared a post on Facebook that described him cheating on his wife. But, you wouldn't have thought of what's posted ever. The post has been shared more than 200,000 times!
While standing at the checkout line after shopping at Target, Jason couldn't stop himself from noticing a lovely blonde woman in front of him. As he was waiting to pay his bill, after she was done paying hers, he suddenly realized something that caught him totally unprepared. Jason told, "Kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I think I sort of cheated on my wife today and as I went to pay I saw this woman in line that knocked me out."
Then, he described what happened next. We often tend to take our loved ones for granted. The heartwarming account explains that this shouldn't be. You can get a new perspective if you see them in a unique light.
Jason said, "Kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I think I sort of cheated on my wife today. To explain what I mean, I was at Target getting a few manly things, you know - eyebrow tweezers, toenail clippers, beard trimmers, mustache molding waxes, some beef jerky, sardines, trail mix, a loofah - and as I went to pay I saw this woman in line that knocked me out. I thought, 'Wow, some lucky guy is with her', and in a split second I realized it was my wife! You know, it was just out of context to see my spouse at the same store, in the same line, living her life and not knowing she might be at the same place, same time, different car."
"So I gave up getting her attention, as you can imagine I easily could have humiliated her by leaping on the register as a Raptor and really making her publicly proud and instead just stood back and silently observed my feelings about this woman. First off, I was taken aback by how amazingly beautiful she is once again. I believe I see it often, but today, not knowing she was at the store, I saw her with new eyes and just couldn't believe I get to be her fella. It made me blush - but no one could see it under my huge monster November beard."
"This is both a good and a bad thing. Good in that she doesn't have a wandering eye. Good in that she didn't see the creepy dude with the overgrown mink on his face peering over her shoulder. But, maybe that's bad, too, like what if it hadn't been me? I need to get her another can of mace just in case. But it was also bad because I realized how close I came to not ever winning her love in the first place, and the herculean efforts I had to make all those years ago to even get her attention just to say yes to one date! For a minute I felt that familiar grief of doom when I first saw her and knew well, that's impossible. But, somehow I nabbed her despite my insecurities, inabilities and imperfections."
"And then she grabbed her things and walked out of the door. I never said anything, didn't flag her down, just watched her walk away, admiringly, knowing she's my wife and I love everything about this woman. She rarely looks at Facebook so she won't see this post, she won't realize she was kind of cheated on today, but I though I'd share with you all since I'm just a dweeby guy making my way through life, and at the same time sure there are those who have had the same experiences regarding their loved ones in one way or another, and these moments are perfect."
...we should feel lucky to have all those we love in our lives. To remind ourselves of this, we should make an effort to look at them with fresh eyes every now and then.
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