There is a world out there waiting
An adventure ready to unfold
When I step out my front door
It’s uncomfortable at times
I don’t know my neighbor
I don’t’ know how to ride a bus
Or start a conversation
But once I take that first step
Say that hello
Make eye contact
The journey has begun
The question moves from
Who is my neighbor? To
Am I a good neighbor?
What if we each do our small part?
What if we stepped around fear?
What would we find?
Perhaps a new friend
Or some way I can make a difference
A new purpose to keep me going
Put a new spring in my step
Categories: Faith, Life, Love, Poetry
Tags: adventure, fear, friend, front door, hello, neighbor, purpose, smile, world
Have you ever been in a real fix?
Once traveling in China with three kids and way too many suitcases
We could not get our things to the train on time
All of a sudden a man comes up and says
“Here let me help you!”
And he did
And we got on our train
And then we wondered
Where did he come from?
I love it when I get to be someone’s angel
This morning a dad and his young son
Out looking for breakfast
No one opens for breakfast around here until nine
I gave them some extra yogurt and bananas
The boy gave me a big smile
Sometimes we get real angels
When we are in dire straights
And there is no one else close enough to pull in for the job
Or listening to that little nudge inside
I know I saw one once
He even was playing a flute to prove it
© 2011 Julie Clark