You are not ordinary.
No one is ordinary. Everyone we meet is one made in the image of God.
Alive because of Him.
A few days ago I went to a place of business.
The dreaded decision was made.
They either give me a promo or I’d have to drop the TV.
I stepped to the counter and faced a tall, serious faced woman.
My heart dropped.
Suddenly I noticed her gorgeous earrings.
Beautiful blue dangling earrings. They looked so attractive on her.
She checked the computer in front of her
busily pulling up my account
while I watched those beautiful earrings.
I felt happy just looking at them.
“Those are lovely earrings,” I commented.
Immediately her face lit up. She smiled at me
and began telling me where she’d bought them.
An impersonal, ordinary moment was
suddenly transformed with light
as we spoke.
Her smile warmed my heart
and it didn’t really matter anymore
about the account or the changes I must make.
We spoke a few more minutes and then I turned and
I walked out of the building but with a lighter step and a happy heart.
Maybe it was because I had touched the life of another woman
on an ordinary day.
A woman who struggles with bills and pressures and deadlines
just like I do.
And in that few minutes of sharing we built a path of understanding
Yes, everyone who crosses our path is human too.
No one is ordinary!
For a long time I will hold that memory in my heart
of that woman with the lovely earrings
and of the difference that it made when I spoke to her with kindness.