A story worth sharing
Although I will be releasing the video about this story, I thought it was worth getting down in the written form as well. Do you ever have one of those experiences that make quite an impression, days after having lived it? Well, I had one of those moments over a week ago as my extended family and I enjoyed the summery weather on Cape Cod. We had all packed into two cars and made our way over to the bayside to time the evening sunset just right. We scrambled out of our cars and walked over the small dune entrance to the beach. As soon as we made it to the bayside, we were all bombarded by the sand fleas. They were out in full strength that particular night. Some of us tried to bat them away, as we ran up and down along the curving, salty water intent on seeing the summer sun dip below the surface of the earth. Most of us cut out early, driven back to our vehicles by insects that were smaller than the size of pinheads. As we were sitting in our cars, I noticed this old woman with a heavy green winter coat and a colorful scarf wrapped around her head at the porta pot. She held the door open for the person she was with. At first, I thought, “is this a homeless woman? What is she doing here?” My mind was in judgement about her appearance and how she stuck out from the rest of us dressed in our summer regalia. I watched her friend and her amble down the boardwalk and crest over the sandy path not to be seen again. My two nephews braved out the bugs and stayed until the 8:18 pm sunset. As they high -tailed it back into the car, the younger one said, “there was this sweet elderly couple sitting on a bench at the beach. They each had a harmonica and were playing Amazing Grace while watching the sun go down”. I was stunned. This same woman ,who I had so quickly judged ,had dressed properly for the occasion to salute the sun to bed. This experience taught me to watch how I can so quickly judge people around me. Is there a way you can relate to my story? I think the judger inside all of us can be quick at times to have opinions about others without having the full story.