In the hustle and bustle of living, many people cut across our way or breeze down our territory for some known or unknown reason. Perhaps God knows why or perhaps for something which the Universe conspires to cause in our life. In my small world there are such people but… I’m excluding the junk man, the newspaper boy, the mailman, the power guy, the phone guy, the water guy, and the wash woman who comes twice a week to do the laundry. Maybe include too the neighbors to that list because they simply are there meaning that they function as neighbors, period. But on second thought, that is purpose too, isn’t it? :-D
Well, let’s leave that and now come to the interesting part. I say interesting because it’s out of the ordinary run of everyday life and things. Sometimes a very special event makes its way to your door. But and this is the best part…. This is carried on the shoulders of a very special person. This someone who isn’t a person you get to see everyday or ordinarily deal with in the times of your life --- except for this one special moment or moments.
Through the years there have been individuals with that special quality. Men and women, old and young, rich and poor – makes no matter because it’s not the looks, position, wealth, or education that brought them to that very special spot. Whether that person is well endowed with such material attribute or attributes, still it won’t make a dent nor add to what has already effectively and superbly transpired.
I’m talking about KIND HEARTS and GENEROUS SOULS.
Need I say more? I think you get the idea.
What I want to say is – cherish these good people in your life. They’re like moonbeams and starry skies that take your breath away or gorgeous flowers in bloom which can brighten up any landscape anytime of day or a Christmas wish in summer when everybody else has stored their Christmas stockings away. They can bring both a smile and a tear to your eyes… and still feel very happy bout it. They present you with new hope, new dreams, new faith, and new joys. What they do somehow creates a bridge to that something which you find hard to achieve in the midst of a brewing ‘storm’. In a huge manner it restores your trust and confidence in life and people as a whole – the goodness therein which on some occasions seem to be quite obscure and vague. It’s that goodness which is being battered and buried deep beneath a mounting pile of rubble and garbage heaped on it by men and women of changing values in changing times. Intrinsic goodness is now passé. Smart and shrewd is ‘in’ they say. But I say goodness is still smart and shrewd with the right and genuine intention, honest motivation or reason, and cause. And some persons have a very special way with it. Luckily quite a good few have come my way through the years and recently.
I remember as a kid, my mom would say pointing out an extraordinary character…. ‘Remember that person well, he is good. Ask God to bless him!’ (Or ‘her’) That certainly would stir up my curiosity making me ask mother ‘why’. Then she would tell me, now I know. The name or names are forever etched in my heart that’s for sure. And indeed I have shot bullet prayers to Heaven asking God to bless them a hundredfold. I believe that as I pray – God repays.