Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Story Waiting For a Miracle...............

After about 5 days of cold, cloudy weather, we woke to this gorgeous sunshine yesterday. It's still very cold (20 degrees last night) but those bright sunny rays will be heavenly today. And, we might even hit 55! I'm thinking we'll peak at that temp for all of 5 minutes before the thermometer starts it's sprial downturn.

I wanted to share a rather sad display of human unkindness that I witnessed at the post office the other day. As I was pulling into the parking lot, I saw an older woman riding on one of those motorized indoor scooter thingies. By time I parked the truck, she was already inside and getting her mail. Her box was considerably higher and was quite a reach for her. This very nice man started to reach for her mail and said, "Here, let me get that for you."

"DON'T TOUCH MY MAIL!" she voiced loudly. I could hear every pin in the post office drop as everyone turned around to witness such an outburst.

"I was only trying to help," the kind gentleman offered.

"I DIDN'T ASK FOR YOUR HELP!" she again blurted out.

With that, his head dropped and shoulders sagged as he left the post office.

At first, I felt absolutely terrible for this kind soul and wished I could offer him some comforting words. And I wanted desperately to say something to this very mean woman. But, as I thought about this incident the rest of the day, it was her that I realized needed my pity, not him. What must her life be like to be so terribly unhappy and to treat others with such unkindness? Only God knows what is in her heart and the pain that she feels. She robbed this man of a blessing and I fear that he will be reluctant to ever offer his assistance again to one in need. But, she is the one that needs our prayers. How sad to go through life with such a broken and mean spirited heart. So, I'll just "expect a miracle" and see how the Lord works this out. It's a small town and I'm sure that I'll see this woman again. Oh my gosh, I just had a thought - what if "I'm" the next person that God puts in her path for assistance?

On a lighter note, these socks turned out wonderfully well and I've already started a second pair on "Doris." The next ones will have a 3 x 1 ribbed leg and I'll add a picture to the next post.

AND, today is the last day to leave a comment on the post, "November Sock Giveaway." Tomorrow I'll announce the winner!

See you tomorrow.


Sue said...

Wow what I love most about your story is that you came around to seeing that she must be the one who is miserable and in need of the pity. It is true. I know because I used to be a grumpy person who yelled at everyone. How I still have my husband after all the years of treating him so terrible and my wonderful sons, well, only God can bring about that type of forgiveness and love. I was a very miserable person and I will be praying for this women with you. I hope you will keep us up to date should you encounter her again. Blessings, Sue

Caffeine Girl said...

That is a sad story. Who knows what unhappiness this poor woman has suffered and been unable to overcome? My grandmother was a bitter and angry woman -- and my goal is to never be like her, no matter what happens to me!