You Never Know What Someone Is Going Through
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I wanted to share a story I read in a commissary magazine, concerning how we look at people without seeing them. This was actually a letter written about an event in a ladies day that made her stop and smell the roses.
She was having an awful. Everything that could go wrong did. The kids had to be in three different places after school, and she had forgotten it was her day to bring snacks to soccer practice. She decided to run into the commissary and quickly purchase snacks. There was an elderly man in front of her blocking her way for quite a while. Just as she was about to storm around him with a few choice words, she noticed the man was crying. Concerned now she asked if she could help in some way. He was standing there staring at the soaps. He said I can't remember my wife's brand of soap. The lady said no problem, we will call your wife on my cell phone and ask her. The gentleman said you don't understand, my wife died three months ago and I can't smell her anymore. I just want to remember her smell. After I got done crying I decided to be more patient with people, because you never know what is going on in someone's life