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This is good.
Marlene

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>> Lesson for us all.
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>> I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, & 3) and have recently completed my
>> college degree. The
>> last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was absolutely
>> inspiring
>> with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with.
Her
>> last project of the term was called "Smile".
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>> The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document
their
>> reactions. I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and
>say
>> hello. Anyway, so, I thought,  this would be a piece of cake, literally.
>>
>> Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I
>> went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning. It was just our way of
>> sharing special play time with our son. We  were standing in line,
waiting
>> to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away,
>> and then even my husband did. I did not move an inch...an overwhelming
>> feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they had
>> moved. As I turned around I smelled a horrible "dirty body" smell, and
>> there
>> standing behind me were two poor homeless men. I looked down at the short
>> gentleman, close to me, he was "smiling".  His beautiful sky blue eyes
>were
>> full of God's Light as he searched for acceptance. He said, "Good day" as
>> he
>> counted the few coins he had been clutching.  The second man fumbled with
>> his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the second man was
>> mentally deficient and the blue eyed gentleman was his salvation. I held
>my
>> tears as I stood there with them. The young lady at the counter asked him
>> what they wanted. He said, "Coffee is all Miss" because that was all they
>> could afford. (If they wanted to sit in the restaurant and warm-up, they
>> had
>> to buy something. He just wanted to be warm).
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>> Then I really felt it-the compulsion was so great I almost reached out
and
>> embraced the little man with the blue eyes. That is when I noticed all
>eyes
>> in the restaurant were set on me, judging my every action. I smiled and
>> asked the young lady behind the counter to give me two more breakfast
>meals
>> on a separate tray. I then walked around the corner to the table that the
>> men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my
>> hand on the blue eyed gentleman's cold hand. He looked up at me, with
>tears
>> in his eyes, and said, "Thank you." I leaned over, began to pat his hand
>> and
>> said, "I did not do this for you. God is here working through me to give
>> you
>> hope."
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>> I started to cry as I walked away to join  my husband and son. When I sat
>> down my  husband smiled at me and said, "That is why God gave you to me,
>to
>> give me hope."  We held hands for a moment and at that time we knew that
>> only because of the Grace that we had been given were we able to give. We
>> are not church goers, but we are believers. That day showed me the pure
>> Light of God's sweet love.
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>> I returned to college, on the last evening of class, with this story in
>> hand. I turned in "my project" and  the instructor read it. Then she
>looked
>> up at me and said, "Can I share this?"  I slowly nodded as she got the
>> attention of the class. She began to read, and that is when I knew that
>we,
>> as human beings and being part of God, share this need to heal people and
>> be
>> healed. In my own way I had touched the people at McDonald's, my husband,
>> son, instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom on the last
>night
>> I spent as a college student. I graduated with one of the biggest lessons
>I
>> would ever learn: UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE. Much love and compassion is
>> sent
>> to each and every person
>> who may read this and learn how to LOVE PEOPLE AND USE THINGS - NOT LOVE
>> THINGS AND USE PEOPLE.  If you think this story has touched you in any
>way,
>> please send this to everyone you know. Many people will walk in and out
of
>> your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. To
>> handle yourself, use your head, to handle others, use your heart.
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