GOOD MORNING WORLD
It is the afternoon of the 11th of August. I just want to make this clear that inspiration can come at any time any moment and from unexpected places.
This past few days we have had the joy of having #2 Grandson and his dad visiting. It is bittersweet for this author as it may be the last time for many months that we see either of them. Saying good-bye was tricky smiling and waving and wanting to cry and not doing it to keep everyone strong and happy.
On our first day here, we stopped to get some groceries where we saw a homeless man in the median. I mentioned how I was hoping he would be there when we came out and on our side of the road so I could give him some money. Sadly he was gone when we left. We saw him once again and before we could get back to his spot again he was gone.
The conversation at different times this last few days has been on homeless people and people who are hurt. Our grandson asked about the scar on my neck. I told him I had had surgery to which he responded it really upset him when family had surgeries. He said he also was upset by homelessness too in the same conversation saying he could watch scary things on TV and they did not upset him as much as those two things. Interesting conversations.
This morning our son showed us a video of a man giving a sleeping Homeless man $100 bill. The camera then followed the Homeless man as he went and bought a sleeping bag and a pillow and few sundries at Target. The Homeless man came back to the bench where the “Giver” of the $100 bill was sitting. Since the Homeless man was sleeping he had no idea who his benefactor was. The two men on the bench began talking and the “Giver” shared how his daughter needed medicine and he could not afford to buy it. The “Giver” was really going on and on as the Homeless man stood holding his bags and listened. Then the Homeless man asked the “Giver” to watch his back pack for a bit if he was going to be there awhile. The “Giver” said sure he had no place to go. The Homeless man returned empty handed and gave the “Giver” a $100 for the medicine for his daughter. Imagine it. At this point the man told the Homeless man that he was a videographer posting on the web and that his act of kindness had been recorded. He said he was going to publish this video and gave the Homeless man $500 for his generosity. The video ended with the Homeless man in tears and thankful.
My three guys, the boyfriend, the son and #2 Grandson are on their way to the Zoo today. I am cleaning for an upcoming Open House. Truth be told Zoos are not a favorite. I do not go into the Reptile House and a few other places so why go??? The boys will have a ball.
An aside here………Grandson #2 lost a tooth last night and the tooth fairy found him even though he was not in his own bed. He could not understand that as he thought he had this tooth fairy thing all scoped out. She left him $2.
As the three guys arrived at the Zoo I got a phone call from our son – a proud father at this point. He said, “You will not believe what your Grandson did.” It seems they were stopped at an intersection with all the windows down. Those three do not believe in air-conditioning like I do!
At this intersection was a homeless woman with a sign. Before the men in the front knew it Grandson #2 in the back seat handed his tooth fairy money to the lady. What a special moment for them all.
Lesson – you never know what your children pick up from you. Live well, Laugh often and Love much! You never know who is watching.
…..ONWARD TO MORE MISADVENTURE…