My daughter is a sales associate at a big cell phone company; she came home from work last night and wanted to share about her day. I could tell by the tone of her voice that this was going to be a story of a good day and not the usual about how rude customers were. It touched my heart so I want to share with you.
["A little elderly man came into the store today. He said his wife had just died last week and he was having trouble with his phone. He was very pleasant, which surprised me due to the fact his wife had just died so recently. Most people are angry and let everyone around them know it. But this guy was different. He was very pleasant.
Fortunately I was able to fix his issue without much problem. He thanked me then said "Can I share with you how my wife died?"
Surprised by his request and a little skeptical I said, "Sure," seeing his need to share.
"Well she slept for three days straight, didn't wake up at all," he said. I gathered that she must have been at home with in home care.
" I heard her talking in her sleep, it sounded like she was arguing with someone. Then she just woke up and sat straight up in the bed. Every wrinkle was gone from her face. Looking up she reached up towards the ceiling with both her arms outstretched....then she was gone."
Tears filled my eyes as he told me his story. Then he went on to say, "You know, it's important to be right with the Lord."
"I know," I replied.
"You do?" he said.
"Yes, I do," I answered fighting to hold back the tears.
"Well that's wonderful. Then you must have really appreciated that story?" he replied.
"Yes, I did. Thank you so much for sharing it with me." I walked him to the door and then ran to the bathroom before the flood waters hit."]
My heart was filled with joy that this grieving man took the time to share such a personal intimate story with my daughter. I know God selected her to hear it. I truly believe they needed each other. Michelle was touched by his calm manor and joy after such a recent lose and I know the man was uplifted by sharing and blessed by hearing Michelle's answer.
Take time to share with a stranger or have the time to listen. It just might make your day.
Sherrie Gant is a writer, photographer, and