The other day I was watching a movie with my family and my mom pointed out this character who looked like someone from a zoo I went to for my birthday several years ago.
The mention of him got me to thinking… It’s so crazy how people you don’t even know, people who don’t know you, people that you have never met before in your entire life and people that you will probably never ever see again can stick with you for so long. Now…
People can have a pretty small, but memorable, impact on your life. So many times in life we meet all kinds of people – good and bad. On both happy and sad occasions, energetic and outgoing. Tired and introverted people. Those people can have a big impact on our lives or just a little impact. But however big the impact or small that person will always stick with us for the rest of our lives. No matter how old we are or how young when we meet them, no matter where we are or what time it is. You never forget the people who make a small difference.
This kid, he was one of the good people; I believe. The good people out there in the world that I’ve been trying to encourage you all to believe that are still out there. They are! And I’d like to share a story with you about another one of those people. I do hope that this guy is still a good hard-working person as he was when I was visiting a zoo in Strafford, Missouri for my 13th birthday.
I wanted to ride the camel. This kid was working there and he got me all set up and I was so high up in the air it seemed. It was crazy. I had ridden a big tall horse before but never a camel. You can almost feel like your on top of the world. It was crazy. Anyhow he lead the camel around in circles and talked with me a little and I asked him some questions about the camel and he answered I can’t quite remember all that we discussed but then he told me that he really didn’t like it when the camel would sneeze on him because snot would just go everywhere. Disgusting, right?
He was working there to help pay himself through college, I believe. I can’t entirely remember what it was he was going to school for but that moment has stuck with me my entire life. That guy has stuck with me every since that day nearly 7 years ago… Now, there has to be something special about a person like that, that they can stick with you for so long. Right? Well maybe you think I’m crazy but things like this just gets my blood pumping. Yes I am sucker for a good Hallmark movie and I thrive on good stories that have to do with real, pure, genuine wholesome goodness.
True stories, though, are pretty much always the best. Some of them don’t always end good. But for the most part they do and they can be very encouraging and inspiring for us all. Well friends, in today’s blog post I’d like to issue another thank-you and this time a prayer towards the guy who was working when I got to ride the camel at the Strafford, Missouri Zoo.
I pray that he is still a good,hard-working guy and that he made it to where he wanted to get in life and if things changed along the way I would just like to ask that God be there with him and guide him in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Keep strong, love God and believe.
Until next time friends….
God Bless Y’all!