Friday, October 16, 2009

Everyone Has A Story

On my way back to Kentucky I was able to meet and spend time with some interesting people. Some I had things in common with and others, there were night and day differences between us. Although it was a long and tiring trip on my body, my spirit was energized to meet such wonderful and interesting people.
One lady told me about how she was taking care of her mom who has had cancer; she had been flying back and forth to be with her for months at a time. What a wonderful daughter to spend that kind of time and attention to her mom. Another person was about to have her boyfriend propose to her at the airport when she got off the flight (she was more than a little bit excited to say the least!). Another girl was flying to Kentucky to meet her fiancé and go with him to his grandmother's funeral. She had an incredible spirit about her and even though we just shared the same table for dinner...I felt privileged to have met her. Then another person was a grandmother who with her husband had custody of their little 13 month old grandson. They were past the age of raising such a little ones, yet you could tell when they looked at him, they would do anything for him, even if that meant raising him for awhile. It was a treat to watch.
Then when I got here, I was able to meet and spend some time with a lady who did me a favor 3 years ago without even knowing me. She came and met a dear friend of mine, whom she didn't even know and tried to make her and her family feel welcome in the area.
Yes, there are good people all around us and the point is that we need to try to slow down life just a bit... so that we have the chance to get to know them and their STORY! Because everyone has a story.
Thank you for being such an important part of my story!

"Our greatest strength as a human race is our ability to acknowledge our differences, our greatest weakness is our failure to embrace them." ~Judith Henderson

"Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see." ~C.S. Lewis

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