Somedays we are all put in a spot that we weren't expecting. Somedays we all get a feeling to go, call, write, etc. Some days we DON'T listen! We all do it. Those are called gentle nudges - and we need to listen. If you don't listen - you may get a SMACK and then you have to listen.
I have mentioned that many times, I think about going out and about - then don't. I don't listen to my inner self. I do it here on the blog as well. Some days I have a post all planned, and as I start typing, something different appears. THAT is what I am 'supposed' to write. I think I have been nudged to testify or message in a way someone needs to hear (and many say so).
Our Supreme Being guides us - and we need to listen.
I asked if she was OK, and she was hesitant. We talked and talked. Her Mom had recently passed due to cancer. She was just broken hearted. I shared my experiences, especially with Glen, and talked about how her Mom was no longer suffering and was in a beautiful place. I asked her if I could pray with her - and we did. Upon saying Amen - someone behind me said Amen as well. I looked up in surprise (as no one had been there), and there was a smiling lady who said "I needed to see and hear this today". She thanked us both!!!!!!
The cashier was feeling better, I felt good, and another stranger was aided as well. WIN - WIN - WIN!
I had decided at the last minute to turn into BL's - or maybe I was guided there!
Saturday I got another chance. At the house warming, my nephew in-laws Mom came. I have only met her a handful of times over the years. For a reason I didn't realize at the moment, I got up and went to sit with her and chat.
She had a really bad stroke about 2 1/2 years ago (sadly runs in their family). After much rehab, she moved into an assisted living apartment the end of last January (2020). Covid hit and she could have no visitors, nor could they have resident events any more. ALL alone and isolated.
She lost her husband 16 years ago and lived a pretty full life, until all this stuff happened.
She hadn't remembered/realized about Glen, and we sat and talked about losing a spouse. She is lonely and said no one she personally knows really understood. Her kids and grands know somewhat - but she hadn't had someone close that had actually lost a spouse to talk with. She really appreciated having someone who could TOTALLY sympathize.
We talked and talked and we prayed. It helped us both.
SO when you get the nudge to call, write, visit, chat, etc. DO IT! You have no idea what it may mean to someone - even a stranger.
God works in mysterious ways - and I DO believe He guides us where we need to be. We just need to pay attention.
So make that call, or visit that place, or help that stranger, or listen instead of talking, or be a kind neighbor......... It could mean everything to someone.
Trust me - you will benefit as well.
Blessings to you all.