Thursday, March 6, 2008

...a walk across the room to be blessed....

I know you are all wondering what I did with the money I was "blessed" with last night on the parking lot at the grocery store.  I've had some time to think about it.  What my hubby said about learning to receive is something I gave a lot of thought.  Giving is what I love to do and I must say that I have to purposely stay out of the stores sometimes so that I don't get so carried away.  
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE receiving gifts.  Especially unexpected gifts (other than the usual 'gift days').  These gifts are usually from someone I know though.  Gifts from strangers don't happen often in my life.
By now you are wondering whether I will ever get to the point!  I have made my decision.  I am going to keep the $5.00 and I will spend it on ME!  I will allow myself to be BLESSED by these wonderful strangers.
So in case you had no idea what it feels like to be the recipient of such an unselfish act of kindness, I hope these two posts have given you some idea what it feels like.  Perhaps some time in the next week or two you will find yourself walking across the room to bless a total stranger too!  I know I will be more aware of the people around me to see if I can put a smile on someone's face!

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Aww, good for you! Learning to receive is a hard lesson. It reminds me a little of how it took me almost 36 years to learn how to accept a compliment. If I wouldn't blush or be completely lost for words or wonder what they really wanted I could manage an awkward, "well that's nice of you to say." I just couldn't accept well-intended words about me to my face! It still makes me humble and feel a little weird but now I can just say a simple 'thank you' and leave it at that and not try to read between the lines.

I hope you enjoy your $5 spending spree and feel blessed!