Grief Grocery Store
主题来源：新视野大学英语第四册 Unit5 Section A Choose to Be Alone on Purpose
There is a grief grocery store whose owner is a grandfather living alone, and it not only sales groceries, but also helps people solve their problems. People can put the letter with their questions into the mailbox and then the next morning, they can get the back letter from the box for milk. At the beginning, some kids just make fun of it, nobody takes it seriously. Gradually, some people begin consulting something seriously.
One day, the grandfather received a letter like this:
Dear grandfather ,
I'm an artist, because of my unsociable character, I hardly make contact with others in my daily life. I think only through solitude can I have more inspirations to creat more great works. So I choose to live alone and keep the indifferent attitude to people around me. In my eyes , I have my own life and others are not important to me. This attitude was not shake until my mother had a serious disease. I find that no one can I ask for help because my two best friends are becoming more and more distant due to my indifferent attitude and I feel helpless and loneliness unprecedented. What should I do now? I'm very eager to receive their help.
Hope to get a reply.
A helpless artist
The grandfather considers it earnestly. And then he writes down the back letter.
The next morning, the artist can't wait to get back the letter. It says ...
Dear the helpless artist,
Firstly, I think you should try to open your mind to your friends, and beg their pardon sincerely for your crude attitude. Most importantly, you should change your mind, try your best to communicate with others around you. If you can be sincere,I believe they will give you a hand. In the end, l hope your mother will feel better soon.
Grief grocery store
After reading it, he comes to his two friends immediately.
Oh, long time no see! What are you doing for these time? What a surprise! You should come to us today!
Yeah, it's so amazing!
I hope you can forgive me. Now, I find that there are too many good times I have missed and I always feel helpless.
It couldn't be better that you can think like this!
Maybe you have meet with some troubles?
In fact, my mother has a serious disease and now she is in hospital. No one can help me and due to my attitude before, I'm not sure whether you will forgive me or not.
You don't have to think so, we will always be there, we can help you go through this period.
Well,we're so pleasant to give you some helps and we're good friends forever!
Thank you very much .
A month later, his mother recovered and left hospital.
Oh, darling, you look so happy .
Now I realized that happiness is to get along with friends and family rather than being alone, so I feel happier than before.
I'm so glad you think so, after all, we're still here, everyone, if left to live alone,will find life empty and lonely. While only personal relationship may make life fun and fulfilling, it may also give you more inspirations.