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!!

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?

God Bless

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!!


Paula (SweetPea) said...

This is really awesome. I have holy bumps, Sharon. You most definitely was the love and light of Christ that day to many people. I'm sure it blessed your heart tremendously to be that.
I would hope I would react as you would but I am so much an introvert it's awful. I break out in hives when forced out of my shell. haha

Thanks for this wonderful blessing. I will remember this the next time I'm in Walmart or any store.

From the Heart said...

A beautiful story from a beautiful lady who is not afraid to stand up for "us" elderly people in a Godly way. I'm sure you left a lasting impression on the sales clerk. Thanks for sharing.
May God richly bless you for showing the love of Christ through your actions.

Tonja said...

I am very proud to call you my friend. God has no hands but ours to do His work...thank-you for being God's hands today.

Nicole said...

That is really awesome!!! I have such a soft heart and compassion for the elderly. I can see myself doing just as you did. My heart breaks when others ignore and are rude to the elderly. Thanks for being Jesus's hands today. I know He is smiling down on you. You may never know how you touched that man's life until you get to Heaven but I know he was soooo blessed. You never know...maybe he was an angel!:) How cool would that be???

This story has blessed my day so much!!! It warms my heart and I can feel the love that you had in that moment! We may be the only Bible that others may read....


Edie said...

What a Wonderful story! Yes my heart would be to help that man. I have a heart for the underdog so when I see someone who is not being treated right, especially when they are weaker, my response is to help and defend.

I'm so proud of what you did for this man. I have no doubt that God is too.

Shanita Waters said...

God bless you... That's a great story and thanks for sharing.

Greg C said...

This one really got to me. Way to go. I am so proud of you for standing up and doing what was right.

From the Heart said...

Thanks for your comment. I'm doing okay. Another month and I may be able to get glasses. Right now I'm using store bought reading glasses. My left eye took longer to heal than my right eye and I look terrible without glasses. The Dr. said I would probably need a little help with the farsidedness so I guess that means I will get another pair of glasses that has this and the bifocals for reading. It's amazing the things I can see with the lens the surgeon put in after taking the cataracts out.
God bless you,

Truth4thejourney said...

Oh Sharon, I'm bawling over here with you! What a precious story. I wouldn't be surprised if that man was an angel sent to teach that woman God's love! Amen!

James 1:27 What God the Father considers to be pure and genuine religion is this: to take care of orphans and widows in their suffering and to keep oneself from being corrupted by the world.

Love you!

Joyfulsister said...

Amen Dear sweet Sistah!!
I would have done the same, I think also about someone treating my Mother like that and it just hurts my heart to see other elderly people being treated like second class citizens. I know the Lord was pleased to see his daughter handle the situation the way you did.
Sometimes we just need to say a little prayer even for that lady behind that counter, I'm sure you left an impact upon her, and before she closed her eyes she probably pondered and thought about what she witnessed once again as well.

Hugz Lorie

God Chaser said...

You have the Spirit of conviction today. A wonderful story- yes one day this may be me (the man)- and I pray before that I am you and respond with the love of God. Our elderly is so full of wisdom which we never want to share until it is too late. Thanks for this post. Be blessed and thanks for your encouraging words I love having you visit for you bless me always.

Fitts said...

Very peaceful blog! Glad I stopped by.

Keep up the good work,

DeAntwan Fitts

Nicole said...

Thanks for the reminder that life is a miracle!!!

Have a good day!


Rilda Peel said...

Blessings Sharon, we do have a heart for the elderly when we sense what is being done and find a way to make it right as best as we can. My thoughts are many are... in a place that they just don't like they each had issues and praise God the light shown in a dark place, for communication is important and how we do that truly does show our fruit as you are aware. I am sending a big [[[[[[[[[[ HUG]]]]]]]]]] full of God's love to the 3 of you in a measure unknown to thee now. Hallelujah!! All are worthy.May this women who has a broken heart be mended through your act of love. Blessings Always, rilda

Mokihana said...

I know God will pour blessings on you for helping that man. I have worked with deaf people before and have seen first-hand how they are mistreated. People seem to think they're invisible, don't try to understand them, and think if they shout they'll be able to hear better (they do that to people in wheelchairs, too).

I read your story with tears in my eyes; I was caregiver to my dad, and then to my dad in law, and I have a special heart for elderly people too. Just yesterday I took two elderly friends of mine to a store they couldn't have got to otherwise, and they were beyond grateful. It was a good 3 hours out of my day, but I know it blessed me far more than it did them.

I will be back... love your blog!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Hey there, Sharon- this reminds me of what the Bible says about entertaining angels unaware...
I'm like you, I have such a soft spot in my heart for elderly people, because I know if God leaves me here long enough, that will be me one day!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story!

Beth in NC said...

I would have been a mess just like you. I have a tender spot for elderly people too (my parents are elderly and helpless). You did the right thing and I know you blessed this man so much!

What a precious heart you have!