“The honeysuckle is learning to appreciate all the small drops of sweetness in life.”
~ Sue Batton Leonard
Last summer, when I was in Cambridge, Maryland I walked into Walmart. I selected what I wanted to buy and took it to the check-out counter. The sale was rung up and the cashier asked if I wanted to donate to the sick children in JohnsHopkinsHospital.
“Of course,” I said. “How could I not?” I thought.
The cashier thanked me for donating to the cause and said “Have a Blessed Day!” I smiled at her and thanked her back. As I walked out of the store, all I could think was “Have a blessed day? I’ve had a blessed life!”
You see, long ago I was a sick child in JohnsHopkinsHospital. And because the doctors and nurses did not give up on me and gave their time and expertise in caring for me, they saved my life. Several events have taken me on a journey of realizing the blessings that I have been given, and it is all is told in my upcoming memoir.
It was such a simple thing to donate to the Johns Hopkins children and the monetary value was little compared to what I’ve been given – decades of fulfilling and vigorous livin’. But a large group of compassionate people donating to a great cause can make a big difference.
The next day, I entered Walmart once again because I had forgotten something, and again I was asked if I wanted to make a meager donation. I answered in the affirmative.
Pay it ahead or pay it back, it’s all good. What is important is that we remember those who give us the sweetness from the vine of knowledge, friendship and love.
Those are my independent thoughts, words and views today on All Things Fulfilling.
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