Happy Friday to you! Hope you had a week filled with peace, clarity, joy, and faith! You define what your faith is! But it seems in this world right now, it’s becoming harder and harder to believe that things are “going to get better”. Maybe they will, but yesterday I met someone who really lifted my battered disbelief.
First, this person offered to me, free of charge, her painting stash. She and her husband are moving, and she just didn’t want to pack it. The minute I walked into her house I knew I was privileged to meet this sweet woman. As we sat on the floor in her once dining room, with piles of “things” being packed, given away, I felt like I had known her forever.
She shared with me how she had a special needs child, who lived to be 24, many years past what doctors had predicted. Love exuded from her as she spoke of him, it was an incredibly beautiful, and tragic story.
My curiosity arose long before I showed up at her door. How many people do you meet who are openly giving, and offering of their treasures, and stories? Have had dealings lately with a greedy person, so this was extra special to me.
With incredible grace and fortitude she shared her stories and excitement about a new chapter in her life, and I knew right then, I have received much more from her than the bundles of paint, surfaces and books she so graciously gave me.
I needed this experience. I really did. I left her house with my car full, but my heart fuller. I had just been privy on a special soul, a giving soul, a healthy, beautiful, kind and loving soul. I thought how her husband obviously knew what he was doing when he married her! She’s a golden nugget, so to speak in terms of treasures. Such wisdom, such beauty, such kindness. I walked away hoping I will never forget this beautiful experience.
Such beauty does exist, and I was fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of her generosity, both with many material items, but more importantly, her happy, peaceful, beautiful soul.
I hope you get to experience this, too. It renewed my faith in mankind. Yes, I said it, I’ve been feeling fairly discouraged of late. She gave of herself with little effort and absolutely no airs about her. I am very grateful for all!!!