I had one of those days this week at the grocery store. I keep thinking about it so I thought I would share it with you. Have your read those stories where adversity makes people rise above themselves and do great things for their fellow man? That isn't me. Trials make me draw into myself, and shut the blinds and keep people at arms length.
I don't know if maybe not being to see made me miss signals that people give off but now that I can see, I see things that I didn't notice before.
He looked at me sideways and asked" if I had a cat?" I said, "yes, too many cats and he told me his cat was 20 years old. " I grabbed my cat food and he said rather wistfully, " Was I very busy today? " I stopped, and I looked at him, and said, " No, not very busy do you need me to get you something?" He began telling me about going to his eye doctor and how he had a cataract in his eye and how he couldn't see at all."
I was shocked that God had given me this opportunity. We talked and I told him of my experience. He kept asking me questions and I kept answering them. He said, " They are just waiting for me to die because the eye doctor told me I was too old to have surgery." I told him the name of my doctor and that I had seen lots of people lots older than him in the office."
He said, " It hurts like hell sometimes I can hardly stand it." He showed me his swollen ankles because his heart doesn't beat hard enough, but he told me he lives in the mountains and has been drinking mistletoe tea for that and it was really helping. My phone rang and he went on his way and I went on mine.
Have a wonderful day,