My Bacon Bits message today is very simple. It's the result of binge listening to the Jason Mraz song, Look For the Good, over and over again (thank you to my friend, Trudy, who gifted his album to me). If Dr. Peebles wrote songs, this would be the one he would write. I encourage you to listen to it, and absorb the lyrics.
It reminded me of the time when I was loading bags of groceries and other items into my car in a Walmart parking lot on a particularly cold, dark and stormy afternoon. Icy rain started coming down, when a homeless woman came up to me and asked if I had any money. She showed me a job application, and said, "I'm looking for a job, but right now I just need money for food."
I could tell that what she really needed was a drink. I looked at her and remembered what Dr. Peebles had said: we are ALL one family on this school called planet Earth. So, I looked at her and imagined that she was a relative of mine. My heart deepened with compassion. I had seven dollars in my purse, and told her to wait just a moment until I finished loading my bags into the car. I pulled out the seven dollars and said, "I know you are not going to use this for food. What you want to have is a drink. So, if you're going to have a drink, please, just enjoy it. Really enjoy every sip."
She looked stunned at my generosity, and that I wasn't judging her.
"What are you? An angel?" she said.
I smiled, and looked into her beautiful eyes, wondering if she was a cousin, sister, or Aunt. "No," I said, "But, I work for one."
We hugged, and went our ways. I could see, through the icy rain, her warm tears fell.