Open Head, Open Heart

30 Dec


I have found sometimes it is easy to get stuck in a rut, a way of thinking, and the daily small things that make up our life. I think sometimes I tend to not realize the best in people. We want to be so cautious these days of being scammed, manipulated, and lied to that sometimes it can make our hearts and heads closed off to people. For instance, I want to be the person that when I see someone in need I will do whatever I can to help that person instead of believing they are taking advantage of the situation.

I was at the store the other day and when I was walking out a gentleman approached me and asked if I had any extra cash because he needed to buy groceries for his family. I quickly told him I didn’t have any cash and continued walking. That was partially the truth because I very rarely have cash with me but once I got to my car I saw I had $2. In my head I thought he will probably use this towards drugs or alcohol but then something was really nagging me, saying what if his family is sitting at home hungry? I then proceeded to drive up to where he was and I told me I found a few bucks and that I hoped it helped. I don’t know where that money ended up but I want to hope it helped. It can only help if I have an attitude of giving instead of immediately writing someone off. I think what if I happen to be in that situation one day, I would hope and pray that someone would open their heart to me. This is just a reminder that to make change and see good in the world requires giving back and not counting on someone else to do it. Be smart but have an open heart.

4 Responses to “Open Head, Open Heart”

  1. Seashore December 30, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    Thank you for this very important reminder. This is also something that I need to work on. Thanks

  2. Amy Sullivan December 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    “Immediately writing someone off…” Oh, I understand. I do it too, but I am trying hard to change that quality about myself.

    Enjoyed your words.

  3. Redemption's Beauty December 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Whenever someone asks I always try to give something and not judge the circumstances. It has been fun to watch how God works in those situations even when I don’t know the final outcome. Nice to find you through FMF! Blessings.

  4. Lisa December 30, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    The way I see it, if you give from your heart and someone is taking advantage of you, they will be the one to have to answer for it.All you can do is trust your instincts and hope for the best.Just make sure you are in a safe place if you give someone money. : )

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