Thursday, February 2, 2017

Wrong Number/Right Person

           As my husband has changed jobs, he’s been issued different phone numbers, which is only a problem when the new one is added without deleting the old. Well, it’s only a problem for the unfortunate person who is assigned my husband’s former number.
            Victoria’s mission to buy a new shower head for her apartment was stalled when she stood before the display, unable to make a decision. She called ‘Dad,’ not realizing it was his old phone number. A male voice she didn’t recognize answered.
            “I’m looking for my dad.” she said, thinking that someone had answered his phone.
            “Who’s your dad?” he asked.
            “Michael. Is he around?”
            “I think you have the wrong number.”
            “Oh, no. I really need my dad.”
            “Are you okay? Is something wrong?”
            And for the next few minutes, a very kind and patient man listened to Victoria’s dilemma and guided her to the correct purchase.
            I don’t think that gentleman woke up thinking he would become part of the village it’s taken to raise my child, but I’m grateful for his help.
Proverbs 11:17 of The Living Bible reads, “Your own soul is nourished when you are kind.” May random acts of kindness abound, be celebrated, and rewarded!
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