Friday, November 26, 2010
Yesterday I got what I needed.
Do you know what it means to serve food to someone who has none?
Have you ever tried to meet the eyes of someone who has had life kick them like a soccer ball? A soul wishing not to be seen.
Have you ever tried to hand a plate to someone who shrinks? Self worth all but vanished.
Have you ever tried to hear a muted “thank you” when humility has cut their tongue out?
This was Thanksgiving.
I served food to someone who had none. We became two souls joined by a plate and a spoon. Exchanging smiles.
I met the eyes of a soul not wishing to be seen. It felt like I caught a glimpse of a unicorn. That mythical being, which there in that faded reflection now hid.
I heard the muted, “thank you.” There stood a shrinking girl, mouthing the words,” thank you” and all the while just needing a hug. From my serving position I could only respond, “you are welcome and present a smile.
Yesterday I performed my community service and was truly blessed. What I thought of, as an injustice was actually heaven sent. I did perform my service because of the traffic ticket but the act of sharing is what my heart felt.
Though I had been having an emotional tough time I dare say I have been experiencing nothing next to those I served. Like the song says, “If you try sometime, you find; you get what you need.”
I will not be making the rounds tonight or tomorrow, tomorrow I actually get to eat turkey. :) Have a truly thankful weekend and I’ll catch everyone Sunday.
And now… The Rolling Stones