Swing wide the gates!

 

Easter weekend was emotional for me.

A friend passed away.

I got to spend time with my family and one of my brothers was not there.

I fell on concrete and scraped my knee like a kid and bruised my pride.

One of my sellers had someone rob their house.

My paperwork has been interrupted which makes me feel overwhelmed.

And then it happened. I got the phone call. An elderly lady who used to come see me for massage in my former career wanted to talk to me. I have not seen her in aprox. 5 yrs. She was lonely and so much had happened and she needed someone to listen just a little.

My tears came as soon as I hung up the phone. Why did she choose to call me? I believe it was because she had felt cared about by me.

Suddenly, I was overwhelmed with the knowledge that I had made a difference in someone else’s life!

I truly did care for her. It used to be my goal to make her laugh. This woman nursed a husband with Alzheimer’s and a Down syndrome adult child. Her devotion to her family was honourable to a fault!

In light of the death of a friend and the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus all in one weekend, I am so aware that in the end, the thing that matters, is if you have been a positive impact to someone along the way.

I choose to believe that in the afterlife, we will get to see the results of the things we have done.

That rewarding feeling I had after the phone call, that’s a part of the Heaven I picture.

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