You know how sometimes things just happen to you & you think-wow, there are nice people still in the world? I had one of those moments Saturday.
My youngest & I had a day out in town. We ate lunch at a local drug store (they have the best burgers & fries). And actually had dessert at another pharmacy. (No, there was no theme for the day- nor did we plan it that way!) We window shopped at a few stores downtown in our little corner of the world. Local merchants really are the best. I love the mall, however, I do not love the money it takes to shop at a mall.
In recent years I have been all about getting a good deal. If I feel like I have gotten a good deal I am really happy. Thus, the reason we were rummaging around in my FAVORITE consignment store, on Saturday. This consignment store has all kinds of things-furniture, dishes, books, clothes, jewelry, shoes, etc.,. You just never know what you may come across, that you have been looking for,& just have to have. So I have set the stage so you will know what bliss I was in. I took my “had to haves” to the counter & the nice lady rung up my findings. Miss Neenee, who can behave wonderfully, when she wants to, came over to me & asked me if she could get a book. (For those of you reading this, that know us, I know you are thinking- “you mean the same girl that runs around like a wild Banchee Indian after each church service?” Well, you have to understand as a kid, that acting, the way you are supposed to , at church, was a big problem for me. So, she comes by it honest.)
Anyhow, this day, her manners were working impeccably & she was being really good. I let her put her $.50 cent book in with my bounty. I paid & the lady gave me my sack. She asked Miss Neenee, “Do you like jewelry?” Of course the Miss got all brighted eyes & says, “Yes, ma’am.” The lady said, “Well, I have something for you.” She hands over a long black box that contained the prettiest amber colored beaded cross necklace & earrings.
I asked her, how much it was. She said,” I want to give this to her.” I about started crying. You see, the lady looks to be about the age my Mama would be. I have a “thing” that makes me sad- just knowing Miss Neenee is growing up without a living grandmother. I was so close to my grandmothers & loved them more than anything. I know how important it is for a little girl to have a grandmother to spoil her. When we come across kind people like this, it just melts my heart.
In Hebrews 13: 2 the Hebrew writer states- Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
I think that’s what happened to us Saturday. We entertained an angel! 🙂 Have you ever had a wonderful experience like this? I would love to hear about it. Right now I have to be going, because I should be washing clothes…..