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Monday, October 31, 2011

I'm Still Blessed

Sitting outside a doctor's waiting room last week, I noticed an older man come in the door.  He stopped and talked to someone he knew.  I could hear the conversation clearly.

Woman:  Hi!  How is your wife doing?

Man:  Not very good.....and I'm recovering from a heart attack and a stroke.  But, I'm still blessed!

Then, as he hummed a little tune, the older man went strolling into the waiting room.  Wow!  I was impressed with this gentleman!  His wife isn't doing well, he's just had a heart attack and a stroke, but there he is.....humming a tune and saying he's still blessed.  Without meaning to at all, that gentleman had made an impression on me, and most likely to the woman he had been talking to.

A few minutes later, out of the waiting room came the man again.  He kind of laughed as he came out and said he had left his medications in the car.  He was still humming his tune.

Later on, I had to go in the waiting room for my own appointment.  I glanced over at the man as I walked through the room filled with patients.  Guess what he was doing?  No....he wasn't humming any more.  He was reading the Bible.  It didn't surprise me one bit!  I could tell, just by the few seconds I saw him earlier, that this gentleman had his priorities straight. His faith in God was obvious.  He felt blessed because he knew that God was with him, no matter what.

What an example that man was to me and to others that morning!  It made me think about my own attitude as I go throughout my day, not realizing that others are watching.  That man didn't say anything to me at all that morning, yet his example spoke volumes.

I pray that we all go throughout each and every day shouting out the message for others to hear, "I'M STILL BLESSED!"

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:3-10

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Very cool! I hope I'm like that old guy when those days come!

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