God’s Wife

The following came from a long time email friend of mine. She lives in Oklahoma and I, in Western Canada and we’ve never met, but over the years she has sent much wisdom my way. This is one of those, and thank you, Ellie.  [Sha’Tara]

  Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.  The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.  Apart from the winner, there were 4 others that were special:
1.  A four-year-old child, whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. When seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old Gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.    When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy just said, ‘Nothing, I just helped him cry.’
 2.  Teacher Debbie Moon’s first graders were discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture had different hair color than the other members. One of her students suggested that he was adopted.    

A little girl said, ‘I know all about adoption, I was adopted.’
 ‘What does it mean to be adopted?’, asked another child.
 ‘It means’, said the girl, ‘that you grew in your mommy’s heart instead of her tummy!’
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 3.      On my way home one day, I stopped to watch a Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my home.  I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line and inquired from one of the boys what the score was.    

‘We’re behind 14 to nothing,’ he answered with a smile.
  ‘Really,’ I said. ‘I have to say you don’t look very discouraged.’
  ‘Discouraged?’, the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face… ‘Why should we be discouraged? We haven’t been up to bat yet.’
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4. Whenever I’m disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott.
Jamie was trying out for a part in the school play.   His mother told me that he’d set his heart on being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen..
On the day the parts were awarded, I went with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement..  ‘Guess what, Mom,’ he shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to me….’I’ve been chosen to clap and cheer.’
5.   An eye witness account from New York City: on a cold day in December, some years ago,a young boy about 10-years-old was standing before a shoe store on the sidewalk, peering intently through the window. He was barefoot and shivering from the cold.
A lady approached the young boy and said,  ‘My, but you’re in such deep thought staring in that window!’
‘I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,’ was the boy’s reply.
The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He brought them to her.
She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his feet, and dried them. By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks. She placed a pair upon the boy’s feet, then bought him a pair of shoes..
She gave him the remaining pairs of socks, patted him on the head and said, ‘No doubt, you will be more comfortable now.’
As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her.   ‘Are you God’s wife?’

25 thoughts on “God’s Wife

  1. sherazade

    Ognuna di queste esperienze esprime l’ingenuità buona dei bambini sereni.

    “Sono stato scelto per applaudire e rallegrare”

    Ecco la dimostrazione che nella vita non c’è niente che non abbia valore basta saperlo trovare.

    Bellissimo post !



    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Got my computer back and translating your comment… “Each of these experiences expresses the good ingenuity of serene children. “I was chosen to applaud and cheer”
      Here is the demonstration that in life there is nothing that has no value just knowing how to find it.”
      Yes, and it reminds me of another quote, “Unless you become as little children you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.”
      [Sì, e mi ricorda un’altra citazione: “Se non diventerai come bambini piccoli, non entrerai nel regno dei cieli”.]


  2. Phil Huston

    The joke I tell people, aside from from being born and REARED in Oklahoma, is that the two best things to come out of Oklahoma are Intersstae 40, and me. It’s a wonderful place, so socially incestuous I could probably be no more than two old friends from yours. Great post. Clap and cheer. Spot on.


      1. ashiftinconsciousness

        You’re welcome. It was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. Children can be so amazing. It’s sad that most people lose so much of what is awesome about being a child.


      2. Sha'Tara Post author

        Yes it is sad and no surprise that institutions are set up to rip the child out of us earlier and earlier. Force the parents to work to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, shove the babies in kindergartens, or other types of preschools. If too young, they get dropped off at a baby sitter who plunks them in from of the TV and their open minds get saturated with filth.


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