Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday Spiritual - Breakfast at McDonald's


Breakfast at McDonald's


This
is a good story and is true, please read it all
the way through until the end! (After the story,
there are some very interesting facts!): 


I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3)
and have recently completed my college
degree. 

The last class I had to
take was Sociology.

The teacher was
absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I
wish every human being had been graced
with.

Her last project of the term was
called,
'Smile.'
The
class was asked to go out and smile at three
people and document their reactions.



I
am a very friendly person and always smile at
everyone and say hello anyway. So, I thought
this would be a piece of
cake,

Literally.

Soon after we
were assigned the project, my husband, youngest
son, and I went out to McDonald's
one crisp March morning.

It was just our
way of sharing special playtime
with our son.

We were standing in line,
waiting to be served, when all of a sudden
everyone around us began

To back away,
and then
Even my husband did.

I did
not move an inch.... An overwhelming feeling of
panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see
why they had moved.

As I turned around I
smelled a horrible 'dirty body' smell, and there
standing behind me were two poor homeless
men.

As I looked down at the short
gentleman, close to me, he was
'smiling'

His beautiful sky blue eyes
were full of God's Light as he searched for
acceptance..

He said, 'Good day' as he
counted

The few coins he had been
clutching.

The second man fumbled with
his hands as he stood behind his friend. I
realized the second man was mentally challenged
and the blue-eyed gentleman was his
salvation.

I held my tears as I stood
there with them.

The young lady at the
counter asked him what they wanted.

He
said, 'Coffee is all Miss' because that was all
they could afford.. (If they wanted to sit in
the restaurant and warm up, they had to buy
something. He just wanted to be
warm).

Then I really felt it -

The
compulsion was so great I almost reached out and
embraced the little man with the blue
eyes.

That is when I noticed all eyes in
the

Restaurant were set on me,
judging
my every action.

I smiled and
asked the young lady behind the counter to
give
Me two more breakfast meals on a
separate tray.

I then walked around the
corner to the table that the men had chosen as a
resting spot. I put the tray on the table and
laid my hand on the blue-eyed gentleman's
cold hand.

He looked up at me, with tears
in his eyes, and said, 'Thank you.'

I
leaned over, began to pat his hand and said,
'I
did not do this for you.... GOD is here working
through me to give you
hope.'
I
started to cry as I walked away to join my
husband and son.. When I sat down my husband
smiled at me and said,
'That
is why GOD gave you to me, Honey, to give me
hope...'
We
held hands for a moment and at that time, we
knew that only because of the
Grace
that we had been given were we able to
give.
We
are not church goers, but
we are believers..

That
day showed me the pure Light of GOD's
Sweet
love.

I
returned to college, on the last evening of
class, with this story in hand.

I turned
in 'my project' and the instructor read
it.

Then she looked up at
me and said,
'Can I share this?'

I slowly nodded as
she got the attention of the class..

She
began to read and that is when
I
knew that we as human beings and being part of
GOD share this need to heal people and to be
healed.
In
my own way I had touched the people at McDonald's,
my son, the instructor,
and every soul that
shared the classroom on the last night I spent
as a college student.

I graduated with
one of the biggest lessons I would ever
learn:
UNCONDITIONAL
ACCEPTANCE.

Much
love and compassion is sent to each and every
person who may read this and learn how to: 

LOVE 
PEOPLE  AND  USE  THINGS
~
NOT  LOVE  THINGS  AND 
USE  PEOPLE.

There
is an Angel sent to watch over you.

In
order for her to work, you must pass this on to
the people you want watched over.

An
Angel wrote:

Many people will walk in and
out of your life, but only true friends will
leave footprints in your
heart
To 
handle  yourself,  use 
your  head..
To 
handle
others,  use  your 
heart.
 


GOD
Gives every bird it's food, but He does not
throw it into its nest.

4 comments:

watercolors said...

With tears in my eyes - what a beautiful story.

This should be an example for us all.

I sure need to be this kind of light in this dark world.

Donna (Twinmountainpottery) said...

This is definitely a lesson for us all. Unconditional Acceptance - that is what Jesus has for us and to be like him we need to show our love to others in His way! Thank you for sharing. God Bless you all

Donna (Twinmountainpottery) said...

This is definitely a lesson for us all. Unconditional Acceptance - that is what Jesus has for us and to be like him we need to show our love to others in His way! Thank you for sharing. God Bless you all

Dianes Dangles said...

What a wonderful story. A lesson for all of us. Thank you for sharing.

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