Monday, November 3, 2008
Who are You???
I want to tell you about something that happened to me in Wal-mart. I had to go to Wal-Mart to take back a braclet I had bought my Beautiful Mom for her birthday, the crazy thing just fell apart on her. So when we got there we looked around a-bit, and when we finally decided, we needed some help, we started looking around for sales associate.
Well I noticed there was a man standing there in line by the register, so my mom stood behind him. I went around the cases and this lady working there just was ignoring everyone, and unloading watches.
I walked up to her and asked "if she could please help us," she said, "I will be with you in a minute!" Yes I got the dirty look and attitude of why are you bothering me.
Whyyyy be Ugly--right!
Well she finally came around towards the register, knowing there is a man standing there, she looks over his shoulder and says to me, "Can I help you" (same attitude). I told her the man was first, she said "Thats ok, can I help you!" Well Look you know I cannot stand when someone treats a elder wrong, this makes me soooo mad, and I can forget that I am a Christian reallll quick!
You know what if she was treating my MOM this way!!!!!! right!!
BUT LISTEN,,,,, WHAT IF THIS WAS MEEEEEEEEE AND I AM THIS MAN AT THIS AGE,
WOULD IT BE FAIR FOR HER TO IGNORE ME, heck NOOOOOOOOO!! And I pray there are more of Me'sssss out there. I looked at her and I said very calm, very polite this man is before me and he needs help, she sucked her teeth and stood there, I looked at this man and said what do you need help with honey, Well guess what he was deaf, this poor old man is deaf, he needed a new watch band for his watch and didn't know how to pick one out..
I looked up at this lady and said he needs a watch band, this poor sweet man
needs a watch band, and the tears started pouring from my eyes, Not only could I see this poor man, but I seen my Mom standing there, I then I saw my self standing there.
I helped this man pick out a watch band, my mom wrapped her arm around my arm, and when I looked at this lady with tears flowing down my cheeks, she then changed her tune, and I said please help me put this on for him, and I will help pay this for him as well. She immediately got the tools out and fixed it. We went through about 5 or 6 bands till we found the perfect one, the one he was picking out was like $3.00but when all was said and done, we got him one for $14.00. Even my Mom got so involved she wanted to pay for it. The Man had this look about him, he looked like he had a heart of gold, so kind, never hurt anybody. He was so excited, he smiled this beautiful smile at me, he Loved the band, he seemed so excited to have his watch on again.
You know I bet this woman is a Christian, I bet she Loves Jesus Christ.
But why not the same Love for this man. Let me ask you a question, would you step in and help a elder, do you pay enough attention to them that they are not forgotten?
I have a passion for older folks, I really do. But mostly I see these elders and I see myself, I SEE MYSELF! I know when I am even driving down the road and I see a elderly person that is going alittle to slow, I can't help but to give them a break.
We are all in a big hurry, sometimes it's good to stop and smell the roses.
But mostly take time look around, share the Love. He shares with us!
After the man put the watch on he was so excited, He thanked me and thanked me.
I looked down to get the reciept out of my purse, and was going to invite the
man to have a hamburger with us and he was gone. I ran through to the exits
looked around and he was gone! I went back to the counter and the lady said
"Thank You & I'm Sorry" I shrugged it off and said I am so glad "WE" were able
to help him.
I Thanked the Lord for the opportunity to be the one standing there, not
only to help this man, but maybe to put some Love in this lady's heart as well.
I looked at her and said God Bless. Can you see YOU????????? Are you the man,
are you the lady, or are you me for the day?
I have another story to share with you, next time, this one really got me
so fired up with Lord!! Be a Blessing Today, Tomorrow, Forever!!