Thursday, June 18, 2009

A deeper look at life

I am very guilty of going though life and visually over look most if not all my surroundings.As you can see from the first photo All I saw was a flower till I uploaded the photo. Then there appeared a bug. Upon a closer view it reminded me of a crab with pincher's. I went back for a closer look with my camera. It then had a bee in its grasp.
I have never seen a Crab spider till today.
But this story is meant to be more than just over looking bugs.
We some times over look people too.
I have been in line standing next to a friend and neither of us seen each other, till my hubby said is that not ?
Yep it was.
Then there was a time My daughter and I were at a restaurant and there was a girl there that was very upset.
My youngest daughter had no tolerance for her.
As she knew her type and dismissed her as a person on drugs coming down.
My self I saw a person with a problem deeper than drugs.
I went and talker to her and found she had a very bad night.
I offered to take her to the hospital or suggested she go on her own.
It helped her just to talk it out with me and decide what was best for her.
Both my daughter and a friend said I was stupid. And was putting my self in danger.
I saw my self as keeping her from going to jail. As her anger was increasing by the minute. She threw a coffee cup to the floor. This was not as bad as she could have been. If she were left along to fume.
As we left I told the waitress to keep her coffee filled up.
Be nice to her. And leaver her alone.
I gave them $5,00
And said tell her her coffee was free.
Thanks to looking deeper. I hope this made a difference in her life.
I am not telling this story to brag.
I am sharing it in hope of others looking deeper at not only strangers. But at your own family.
There are times we do not look at there actions to know they are in pain.

PhotobucketHave a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.Photobucket

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. - George Bernard Shaw


George said...

You're right -- all too often we overlook situations in which we can really make a difference. If only we would look closer we would see wonders like your Crab spider.

peppylady said...

Nothing wrong with a little kindness.
Hope someone saw your kindness and will use it someday.

Coffee is on.

Denise said...

Amen, God bless your dear heart.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great post, Grammy. I can tell that you are such a caring person. Most of us don't take the time to smile or speak or listen to others. We all need to do it better---and follow your example.

Carla said...

So much to be learned by looking twice, and trying to see beyond the first glance. God bless you in your service (and help me in mine:)

Ebb Tide said...

Beautiful thoughts about going deeper w/ our realationship to people, family and nature. It will surely make a big difference when kindness is shown. Like what you did! May God bless you!

Wendy said...

My goodness how wise you are! And how kind. I think you've helped that girl far more than you imagine. You are probably the only person to show her some kindness in a long, long time.

Zaroga said...

A wonderful post, Grammy.