Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Hello all! Hope your weekend was a beautiful one! Honey and I enjoyed a lovely one I must say. We headed up north to spend a few days and each was a delight. We arose early and retired late.:o) No rush or schedules or places to be, but simply a relaxing three days.
After arriving back home on yesterday evening we decided to have a sandwich from our favorite sandwich shop. As we pulled into the drive way I notice a man standing against the wall, dirty, tattered and torn. My heart sank as I saw the condition of his clothing. His face soiled, his hair mangled his feet bare.
I was hoping he would stay put where he was standing for Honey was ordering him a sandwich along with ours. Service seem to be kind of slow in the shop that day and sure enough he began to walk away from the spot where he had been standing. Excusing myself I politely called out to him and he turn to me. I ask if he would kindly wait just a few moments for my husband was bringing a sandwich out to him. He smiled and said "thank you" and proceeded to lean against the wall patiently waiting. As he looked at me sitting in the car we exchanged smiles. What a gentle spirit this man possessed. I also wondered what in this man's life brought him to this condition. He seemed so pleasant, gentle and kind. Honey handed him the sandwich he politely thanked him and gave us a wave as we begin to pull away.
As a woman I do not approach the homeless alone and do not recommend it to any woman. I am so happy Honey was with me that day and so happy to have met such a gentle soul.
Let us not forget to pray for the homeless in our nations, cities and towns, and when possible don't forget to give a smile. A smile is the biggest little thing each of us can do. Also many of our local churches and food banks do so much in helping our homeless and will gladly except food donations and other basics.
Happy week to each of you my friends. Summer is just beginning, so go out and soak up some sun!