I received this inspirational story from a friend, and I had to share it with you.
A young lady was waiting for her flight in the boarding room of a big airport.
As she would need to wait many hours, she decided to buy a book to spend her time. She also bought a packet of cookies.
She sat down in an arm chair, in the VIP room of the airport, to rest and read in peace.
Beside the armchair where packet of cookies lay, a man sat down in the next seat, opened his magazine and started reading.
For each cookie she took, the man took one too. This was infuriating her, but she didn’t want to cause a scene.
Then, the man, taking the last cookie, divided it into half, giving her one half.
Ah! That was too much! She was much too angry now! In a huff, she took her book, her things and stormed to the boarding place.
When she sat down in her seat, inside the plane, she looked into her purse to take her eyeglasses, and, to her surprise, her packet of cookies were there, untouched, unopened!
She felt so ashamed!! She realized she was wrong. She had forgotten that her cookies were kept in her purse.
The man had divided his cookies with her, without feeling angered or bitter….while she had been very angry, thinking she was dividing her cookies with him. And now there was no chance to explain herself…nor to apologize.
There are 4 things you cannot recover.
…after the throw!
…after it’s said!
…after the loss!
…after it’s gone!
A thousand thanks to a friend for sending this to me.
This story hit me square in the face, because I can see more of myself in this young lady’s reaction than I’d like to admit. I’m, more times than not, quick to anger and quick to judge….you’d think at my age, I’d have these things worked out by now.
I’m a majorly flawed human being….a constant work in progress. I’m certain this will continue to be true until I meet my Maker.
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. James 1:19-21
“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them– every day begin the task anew.” ~ Francis de Sales