Angry Nature or Helpful Heart.....
Yesterday I went out to Superstore to pick up a 'few' things and well the few never end up being a few and I had used one of those baskets to carry throughout the store and well it was getting quite heavy, so when I got to the checkout line I set the basket down and pushed it up slowly as the next person in line was being served. I was totally minding my own business and in my own thought world when an angry lady behind me sneered and said "pick it up already" and not in the nicest form either. I was shocked I turned around to look at her and she glared at me, I was speechless and caught off guard...and as I went through and paid and packed my stuff I kept on thinking 'what the heck is her problem, man I feel sorry for her family, what a jerk' etc etc....no not exactly the nicest thoughts and then as I was leaving and still feeling put off by this lady I prayed for her(in my head),prayed that something or someone would bless her today so she could leave her angry world for a moment and find some kind of joy in her life. (Even though I 'felt' like doing something else..grrr).I know, I know broad statement as to say that assuming from the comments she made she has nothing to be joyful about in her life. But my goodness if she has no problem treating a complete stranger like that how does she treat the ones she loves. Isn't it true that we so often treat strangers in our lives better at times then our own families?
so I went home and forgot about the whole incident till this morning...
I wake up and go into the kitchen to find Keziah making lunches for her and her brothers the only thing she needed help with was the sandwiches, then she set the table for breakfast and got all the ski pants and jackets and boots and mitts lined up so they were ready to go when it was time to leave for school....WOW this again caught me off guard. She wanted to serve the ones she loved and did it with a great attitude and kept on asking me if there was anything else she could do....okay you might be thinking what does this girl want? nothing ...her kind and loving nature is shining through her to the ones she loves. Is it always like this? no but I am thankful when I see this happening.
Her attitude and her giving nature today is what I strive to be more like everyday.
What a difference these two pictures are to me, one with an attitude so harsh and hurtful and the other thinking about the other instead of self. I know I can easily fall into the first picture but Lord I want to be the second picture to all around me!!
Thanks Kez for making my morning so bright!!