Meaningful story…read on

Every thing that happens to us must be allowed by God. If he had allowed something hard for us, he is preparing us for a better tomorrow. This is a good story and is true, please read it all the way through until the end! (After the story, there are some veryinteresting 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.a

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 ofcake, 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 wayof sharing special playtime with our son. We were standing in line,waiting to be served, when all of a sudden, everyone around us beganto 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. 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 foryou. 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 ofGod 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.

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.


Birthday planning – Fun?

In about one and a half month, I will have the “blessed and honoured” opportunity to celebrate a very special lady’s birthday. This lady is special because she has always been my clutches when I was facing my crippling storms of life. As my blog title suggests, I have always been running in this journey called life and there are times when a small pebble comes along to trip me, which brought some serious injuries to me. Not literally though.

In any way, let just start by saying that she, the lady, has been a source of joy and pain! Oops. Haha… Ups and downs, eh? Haha. Okay! To prevent any misunderstanding, which may arise towards the lady, let me just say that the pain I am referring to is the kind of pain you will feel when you felt that you could have done more for her in a particular situation. Simply put, it hurts me when I indirectly or direct hurt her. Oh! Before you start to point your finger and hurl insults at me, remember that there are 4 other fingers pointing back at you! *Chuckles* Don’t forget that you are not perfect yourself!

So now, let’s get back to the topic at hand – Birthday planning. The question is, do you find that planning a birthday for such a special person is stressful? Ha! Okay! It could be stressful due to several reason, so before you arrive at a particular reason, please know that origins of the stress can be rather diverse. It could be a good kind of stress, just like it could be the bad kind of stress. Whatever it is, I believe that the joy you experience during these “stressful” times is inevitable because you are doing it for that special someone.

For me, all I can say is that I really want to give her a great day. Before and after that, I also want to be sure that she never regrets the choice the she made by making me her special someone too. I am stress, to say the least. Stress because there are thousand and one ways to celebrate birthdays. However, I believe that like everything else, there is that special one, which will sweep her off her feet and blow her away! Haha.. See that literally and I would be like some psychopath. Of course I don’t mean it literally! Haha! I am still in the midst of researching for the ONE! I guess time is still on my side. With the powerful Internet, information, too, is on my side! Oh! With the goverment latest splurge on me, the Progress Package, I guess resources, namely money, is on my side TOO! Wahaha… what can I say. Everything seems to be on my side. I guess I have no excuse to fail then. Stay tune! We shall see the outcome at the end! Will it be one romantic day or will it be a flop?! I hope that it will be the former. Fingers crossed though.

Oh! If you guys have any great – let me emphasis again, GREAT – ideas, please do feel free to drop me an email at (> In the meantime, have a blessed Labour Day! I guess I will have all the time in the world to think more about this sacred task at hand – Birthday planning – since I need to work tomorrow, a public holiday! Ha! God bless! Love you all!