Monday, August 31, 2009
Life isn't Fair but it's Still Good
I was out shopping this morning at Wal Mart. A young mother was there with her 3 children and an older lady who I think was her mother. They were buying school supplies. The children wanted everything.....their mother obviously couldn't afford all the children wanted. I watched as she tried hard to make wise choices all the while trying to be fair to each child. I though her burdens were heavy and wanted so much to help lighten them.....but how? Many people are proud and do not want charity, even though in my heart it wasn't about charity it was about helping someone in need. When one of the children began to cry because she couldn't get something she wanted the older woman knelt down on the aisle and held her all the while explaining to her how lucky she was to have new sneakers and pencils....she tried to show the little girl that she had so much to be thankful for and to remember what she had and not what she didn't have. The little girl did stop crying but I'm not sure she was able to understand what her grandmother had just told her.
My heart ached for this small family and their needs but my heart was also filled with hope. This family were together, trying to help each other with their love and wisdom and providing for each other's needs as best they could.
As I was placing my packages in my car I watched this family climb into their vehicle and I saw that same little girl give her little brother a piece of her candy, she was sharing what she loved with someone she loved. I think she may have learned the important message from her grandmother already.
Driving home I wondered how many other families were going through this expensive back to school season and I silently said a prayer that all would find a way to have their needs met. I prayed they all would have caring mothers and loving grandmothers to encourage them and show them what is really important in life.....Family!
It was a beautiful day here in Alberta, sunny and very warm with a crispness in the air. As I was sweeping my deck I was thinking about what I had witnessed this morning and I realized, "life isn't fair but it's still good"
May you all see the goodness in your lives today, and appreciate all that you have and know the difference between wants and needs.
Good Night my Friends.......God Bless......and many, many hugs.......:-)