Saturday, February 13, 2010

Patience and Wisdom and Kindness...

They spare us so much!


A young lady was waiting for her flight at a big airport. As her wait would be long, she bought herself a book to pass the time, and a packet of cookies.

Then she sat down in an armchair in the VIP lounge to rest and read in peace.

Beside the armchair where the packet of cookies lay, sat a man reading a magazine.

When she took out the first cookie, the man took one also. She felt irritated but said nothing. She just thought, “What a nerve!”

For each cookie she took, the man took one. It was infuriating, but she didn’t want to cause a scene.

When only one cookie remained, the man divided it into half, giving her one half.

This was too much! She took her book and her things and stormed out of the lounge to the boarding area.

It was only when she sat down in the plane that she opened her purse, and to her surprise, her unopened packet of cookies was there, where she had put it.

2 comments:

s-p said...

Love it! How many times are we the recipients of unknown grace?

Andrea Elizabeth said...

That happens probably way more often than we think. This is why I like forgiveness vespers. Forgive me.