Dear Sad Lady,
We saw you eating sushi at the shops today. You were sitting with two kids and you were crying on the phone. Did you hear some bad news? Or was it just a bad day? Did someone let you down? Or were the kids just being a handful?
We saw you, sad lady. We were going to stop and see if you were ok, but we decided you needed flowers. So we bought you some. Pink roses. Just a little bunch. We got them as fast as we could and raced back to the sushi place.
But you were gone.
So we didn’t get to tell you that we noticed. We didn’t get to let you know that strangers care. We didn’t get to brighten your day. And we’re sorry.
You will probably never read this. But maybe sharing the story will inspire someone else to buy pink roses for a stranger.
SquiggleMum and Kids.
PS – here are your roses:
Matthew 25: 34-40 (NIV Bible)
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father… For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’