You never know
I was at the VA yesterday. Met a few people, talked to an 88 year old who just wanted to connect with anyone and who was an interesting chap with a good story. There was a man in a wheel chair across from me and we also talked a bit. He looked about 40, but was actually in his early 50’s. Later I met him in the ENT inner waiting room after being called backed. As he talked with me, he shared some of his life and I could see that his smiles and laughing covered a great deal of pain. He carried a heavy load, perhaps a little heavier than some and then again lighter when compared with others. Yet, isn’t it amazing the courage that people have…..it is so common that it is often overlooked in passing, like I almost did with this smiling man sitting in a wheelchair.
Oh Lord, give me the eyes to see and the heart to listen