It’s not always about the stuff

It’s not always about the “stuff,” ya know.

I went to meet “Mark.” He had explained on the phone that he had lost is wife of 44 years to cancer two years before…And had only been back to the house twice since that time. Very personable is the first impression I received from him. And my nose smelled liquor on his breath.

The home was a wreck. As we walked through the home, I asked questions as to his history….. How long were you married, did you have children, where did you work, etc… And the only thing I remember was that he spoke of how he had taken care of her in her last 7 years! And my next step and the next was respect for this gentle man. I no longer saw the mess, couldn’t smell the years of neglect… I only felt the love this man had for his wife no longer here. The broken spirit, the struggle to keep going…

So before we judge, we should think of someone else’s journey…

It’s not always about the stuff 2017-10-25T13:42:45+00:00