I walked Passed a Stranger (By anonymous)

I copied this from AY's blog and decided to share.

I ran into a stranger as he passed by, and mistakenly matched his clean shoes.

"Oh, excuse me please" was my reply.

"Please excuse me too" He said. I wasn't even watching for you."

We were very polite, this stranger and I.

We went on our way and we said good-bye.

But at home a different story is told.

How we treat our loved ones, young and old, is different from what they truly deserve..

Later that day, I was cooking the evening meal, my daughter stood beside me very still, obviously waiting for my attention.

When I turned, I nearly knocked her down.

"Move out of the way you" I said with a frown.

She walked away, her little heart was broken. Being too busy and stressed out, I didn't even realize how harshly I'd spoken.

During bed time, I lay awake and just then, God's still small voice came to me and said,

"While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you used.

But the children you love, you seem to abuse. Look on the kitchen floor, you'll find some flowers there by the door.

Though those are the flowers she brought for you.

She picked them herself: pink, yellow and blue.

She stood quietly not to spoil the surprise but you never saw the tears in her eyes."

By this time, I felt very small, and now my tears began
to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by her bed;

"Wake up, little girl, wake up," I said.
"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"

She smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree and I picked them up because they're pretty like you. I knew you'd like them, especially the blue."

I said, "Daughter, I'm sorry for the way I acted today; I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."

She said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay. I love you anyway."

I said, "Daughter, I love you too, and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

Are you aware that If anything happens top us tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we
left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family --an unwise investment indeed.

So what is behind the story?
You know the full word of. Famine family?


Isn't that neat? Fill life with love and bravery and we shall live a life uncommon. Treat everyone with respect and love,, especially your family.

Happy New Year!