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Most Interesting Person In The World

When I go to church there is always one or two rows of elderly women sitting together. They sit back out of everyone's way, are dressed nicely and always offer sweet smiles to anyone who acknowledges their presence. About once a month I like to sit with them because, well, I am old too. But also because I know them to be very important people, probably among the most important people because they have given their lives to their families and would still if given the chance. I stop by to say good morning to them. The cache of shining jewels in their bright smiles warms my heart. In that way too they are still giving.

The rest of the month my favorite thing to do is to find people sitting by themselves. It's a personal goal to find those hidden gems sitting in plain site but often overlooked by other people.

Good morning.

I don't know your name.

My name is...

How long have you been attending?

Pretty soon I am gleaning information from that person about their occupation, what they like to do and how they feel today. I find people in general are highly intelligent, deeply insightful and full of a history unique to each one. In short, people are fascinating and you can learn a lot from them. Think about this: The fact that 99% of us have survived in this world is a miracle unto itself.

In whatever is left of my life I hope to search out more of those hidden gems that I have overlooked. They truly are walking miracles, overlooked but in plain sight.

So, the next time you walk by a cluster of elderly women just stop, smile, say good morning and enjoy the sparkle.

Psalm 139:13-14

"For You created my inmost being: You knit me together in my mother's womb. I am fearfully and wonderfully made."


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