Breakfast at McDonald's

selfactivated
#1
Im sure everyones read this once or twice but everytime I read it I weep. Weather or not it really happened it should. Every day of our lives we should reach out for one breaf second and warm anothers heart. "Pay it forward" , "Do unto others" What ever the philosophy. Toss the Dogma. Theres a saying......My Karma just ran over your Dogma.........SO MOTE IT BE! lol



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 ab! solutel y 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 t he 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 returne d 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 husband, son,
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.
 
AmberEyes
#2
That was beautiful. It is very unfortunate that there are so many people in the world, many of us included, that fail to see the beauty of such small, kind acts. It doesn't take a whole lot to be somebody's hero. I wish that we could all keep that lesson in mind, and smile at those we see everyday, and help those in need whenever we have the power to do so.
 
selfactivated
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberEyes View Post

That was beautiful. It is very unfortunate that there are so many people in the world, many of us included, that fail to see the beauty of such small, kind acts. It doesn't take a whole lot to be somebody's hero. I wish that we could all keep that lesson in mind, and smile at those we see everyday, and help those in need whenever we have the power to do so.


Im glad you enjoyed it Amber its one of my favorite stories. Yesterday at ritual during feast our sweet Priestess of the group was very quiet. I sat next to her and just took her hand, thats all, no words, just a touch. She opened up and our very strong leader showed and underside we arent privy to very often. One touch. One act of unconscious kindness can change a persons whole day, mybe their lives. What did a touch cost me?
 
Libra Girl
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by selfactivated View Post

One touch. One act of unconscious kindness can change a persons whole day, mybe their lives. What did a touch cost me?

So true selfactivated... so much in life is free, so much is missed because we are so caught up in material things.
 
El Barto
+1
#5  Top Rated Post
I have a story not so dramatic but really small.
One day at the chasier of a grocerie store. A woman behind me in line puts a can of cream corn on the counter. She was around seventy years old and very much in her own little world. That lonley look on her face. She seemed so far away. I turned towards her with my teaseing flirty way and said " mam I hope thats not your meal for the whole week". It was small very small thing, but the smile I got out of her was beaming.
 

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