A truly free spirit…

I attended a luncheon today….

The food was good, the company was good, the speakers were good….

But let me tell you about what scene really offered me perspective that I will carry with me for a long time!

Across from me, at the next table was a man. I don’t know his name and I don’t know his story….

He was nicely dressed and was well-kept. I wondered a few times why he is in a wheelchair. He seemed happy and content….

And a few minutes later out of the corner of my eye, I noticed the woman sitting next to him feeding him. As I watched from my table, I realized he had no freedom to move and ever so slowly, very small pieces of food were fed to him…

I was tempted to leave wondering about his story and yet I found myself realizing I need to be curious about my story.

I live with such freedom in the movement of my body….

Movement that could be gone tomorrow due to injury or illness….

I wonder how my attitude would be my life mirrored his?

Would I dress up, smile, engage others, enjoy small bites fed to me in a large group and present with such joy and contentment…

I realize now, it was not the lack of freedom in his movement, it was the incredible freedom in his spirit.

May I live each day with the freedom of spirit that he demonstrated today….

Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

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