My wife and I often wrestle with the subtly of how we express our gratitude for the gifts we’ve received from God, as we like to think we have genuine humility.
So lately we cannot help feeling that when we share our blessings with others that, somehow, it implies we are somehow more worthy than those around us. The “why not me?” question is ever present in our minds and hearts.
Enter into my life a particular server at Bob’s. Truth be told she’s a nice enough person but one who can be a bit bossy as she will readily admit. The point: she’s experienced enough “why me?” episodes during her lifetime that would crush most. But In July she was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer.
So this RAK, on the surface, may sound the least random of all unless you put it into the following perspective.
Giving her $100 from ARG, with the explanation of what our spirit of RAK is all about, I confess, was actually not my first choice. Her “why me?” experiences frankly, from my perspective, have taken its toll on her outlook on life: to the point of no return.
So here’s the twist to this story’s ending.
She received an additional $100 from the Kriss family. While I admit that I say my prayers every day and communicate with my Lord…..for this chucklehead…..it’s usually a 1-way conversation of wants and forgiveness. Feeling the need to connect with this particular person and to give of myself for this person, for me, all of sudden made the conversation 2-way!
Now in order to lighten up this moment of sharing all who know me understand that I hear all kinds of voices in my head….ALL DAY LONG…[to quote an un-named business associate].
This voice came from my heart and from a messenger much greater than me, and, the small action that was taken was on HIS behalf. I just happened to be told to be there and to do this, if you know what I mean. And THAT’s why I know I am very fortunate.