Sunday, February 7, 2016

Out Of The Ordinary

I was driving down a main street in my town, and I saw something very out of the ordinary.  This street is a lively one, and it's a main road to get to the places you want to go to in my town.  It's actually one of my favorites, with charming old cottages that have been around for years.  There are stops signs on every corner, so you can easily see the happenings going on.  All of a sudden, a man appeared and he started shouting and acting very mad.  He threw his hands up in the air and yelled, "I hate the way I'm treated!"  He said it again and then again, "I hate the way I'm treated," as he walked across the street.  It would have seemed that he was a mad man to the average eye, but he wasn't; he was just a man whose heart was broken.  My heart sank, as I was watching this whole scene through my windows, which were rolled up.  I looked over at him and gently said, "I'm sorry, I hate the way I'm treated too."

(this story was focused on my real life world,
not my blog world.  You mean so much to me).
 

~Sheri

23 comments:

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Dear Sheri, I hope you are okay, dear one. I'm thinking of you and your sweet compassionate spirit. Hugs to you! xo ♥

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sheri I am sending you a gentle cyber hug. Your friendship and kindness is greatly appreciated.
Sending love,
Vera

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You never know what people are going through inside. I pray that this man finds peace.

We are all so susceptible to a broken heart and yes, sometimes I too don't like the way I'm treated at work and sometimes, you DO just want to scream and just let the offenders know it.

We love you Sheri!

Sherry said...

gentle hugs & prayer for you, sheri.
we never know the depth of hurt in
a person - be it a blog friend or
someone standing in line at the grocery
store. we don't know the path another
is walking ..

La Travelera said...

Hi Sheri, I hope you are OK darling
xxx
www.travelera.es

Jackie C. said...

Poor man, if I could shout to the world I would say "I just want to be heard". Do you ever feel like no one is listening? Sheri, I hope you are being heard. Prayers that you are, hugs from southwest Missouri! Hang in there, tomorrow will bring you a rainbow!

LoveT. said...

Send you lovely Hugs from Vienna! Much Love for you Sheri <3

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear friend,
When I read this story my heart just sank. I will say a prayer for that man, and one for you.. Just remember, God is always listening..
Your friendship and kindness is treasured by me, and I know for many others..
Love and blessings,
Penny

It's me said...

Happy week love Ria x ❤️❤️❤️

a writing place said...

Sorry that you knew how this poor man felt......

Empathy is one thing... But to _know_ someone else's pain, is a whole other thing.

Gentle hugs....

Regine Karpel said...

😀

Merlesworld said...

The world can be a cruel place, hope things improve.
Merle............

Susie said...

We all have our stories. That does seem sad. I was having a bad day at work once and a fellow that we all called "Tommy Jesus" looked at me and said , "God bless you." That just lifted my spirits so much. So I thank him and gave him a card telling him how he made me feel better, the next day. Hope that man's sadness didn't bring you down. You are loved Sheri. By many of your blog family. Me for one. Blessings, love, xoxo,Susie

Attic Clutter said...

oh my...sad...we never know what we might run-into..
hope he recovers....
all is fine on my end Sheri..thanks for asking..
hugs..patty

Carla from The River said...

Sending a big hug.
This world is so full of ugly. I am thankful for the love and beauty you inspire us with on your blog.
Prayers to you,
Carla

Gypsy Heart said...

Sending you HUGE Texas hugs and much love! Sometimes life is just difficult. You bring so much joy to all of us!

xo
Pat

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Dearest Sheri,
You are an angel to us all and to your family.
Every special photo, thoughtful word and kind gesture uplifts us.
Sending you much love and friendship.
Love,
Jemma

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this is sad. I can only imagine his fury. may he finds happiness someday.
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Mary Palumbo Collings said...

That is heartbreaking Sheri! I do hope that you are feeling better about things … know that you have many people who love and care about you in addition to your loving family.
XOXO Mary

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That makes me sad too. I know how that feels....but now I don't have to feel that way any more. I'll pray that you won't feel that way either. Lots of sweet hugs, Diane

Dewena said...

I remember reading this: assume that everyone you meet has a broken heart because so many do.

Sometimes we need to let blog friends know about our ordinary days too, Sheri.

Love to you,
Dewena

Teresa said...

I've learned through the years that when you are kinder and more thoughtful you open yourself into more pain than others... because while you're open and trusting giving yourself to others the path is made for what's not so kind and good to enter you.
I'm sorry to read that someone took the chance to... I also know that your beautiful soul heals mores strongly and quickly because of your kindness - you just have to turn ii into inwards - and hopeful ways.
Hugging you close,
Teresa

Doreen@househoneys said...

I can't imagine anyone treating you poorly sweet Sheri. I hope it was temporary and things are better.