We’ve all had them, I hope.
Moments when it seems time stands still and your heart stops.
Moments when you’re tapped on the shoulder and reminded how it’s all possible.
Moments when you look at your children and it takes your breath because they are beautiful and healthy.
Moments when you make eye contact with the guy begging on the side of the road and you know it’s only by the grace of God it’s not you.
Moments when you see the old and feeble, yet feel their young at heart spirit.
Moments when gratitude and thankfulness are dropped in your heart.
Moments when a simple snowflake lends beauty and everything turns dim around you.
You see, just this week I was in the café at work and I was doing my normal thing in a haste to get back to my desk. I went to grab my drink and noticed a gentlemen had reached in front of me to grab his drink. Then, the moment…it happened. He fell. Then I saw his assistance scooter along with his obvious handicap displayed by feeble legs. The event caused a huge rip in his pants (right where it counts). I hurried to put my things down in a panic to help him. Myself and three others were there to assist and found him covering for his pants. How embarrassing for him, not to mentioned he had to feel helpless. He couldn’t walk. I’ve seen him walk around campus before, but MS has attacked his body and he can no longer walk unassisted. I apologize for not getting to him sooner to break his fall. I almost broke down right in front of him, but managed to hold it until I exited the doors of the café.
It was a moment that forced realization that others have it worse, yet we complain so much.
It was a moment that changed my entire afternoon as I sat at my desk eating my hot chicken soup (really, I was eating chicken soup) and crying. Soup and tears makes for a juicy episode.
Aside from all the noise of life, they have a way of wrapping us in a blanket of simplicity and revealing what really matters.
Thank you God…for moments when you speak to my heart through simple things.