Proof There Is Still Goodness In This World
Sharing a story that my friend told me
*NOTE: I apologize for the underlines in this hub. After several attempts, I am unable to remove them*
Although it is difficult for me to share this story without weeping, I just cannot help the way I feel about the importance of LIFE...no matter if God's creation is a human or a creature.
Two days ago I met my friend, Mary Lou, for lunch. During our conversation she asked me, "Did I ever tell you about the bird?"
I told her she had not.
Here is her story as she related it to me:
"I was driving to work, around 7:00 a.m., on a Monday morning. The traffic on the road was awful. I happened to be in the lead with several cars behind me.
Suddenly I saw something in the road ahead of me. I slowed down to discover a dead robin in the road. Next to the bird was its mate.
The mate was screeching at me, like it was yelling, "STOP! Don't run over my mate!"
I stopped, then I slowly edged toward the bird, hoping it would fly away. It would not budge. This robin was not going to leave its mate.
With all the cars behind me, I had to move on. I drove around the dead robin and its mate, and I went to work.
All day long, my heart ached for that poor bird. It was all I could think about.
TWELVE hours later, at 7:00 p.m., I was still at work. I telephoned my husband, and I told him what had happened that morning.
He replied, "Mary Lou, I KNOW you. Do what you have to do."
I went to the Ladies rest room, and I grabbed a bunch of paper towels. I drove back to the spot where I saw the dead robin and its mate. I was still all dressed up, in my high heels.
There lay the dead robin, which was in pretty bad shape by now. The mate was not in sight.
I scooped up the dead bird with the paper towels. I have no idea how this happened, but I
walked into the field next to the road, and right up to its mate, sitting there all by itself in the field.
I was SOBBING. I looked at that bird, and I said to it, I AM SO SORRY!"
I laid the dead robin on the ground next to the bird, and I drove home.
By the time my friend was finished with her story, I was so choked up I could hardly talk.
However, I have to say, I am proud to have a friend with such a huge heart. With all the busyness in our world, she took the time to try to help that robin...A brave bird who refused to get out of the road and leave its mate. Its persistent loyalty.
I am also amazed Mary Lou found it immediately in the field, and that it had not been run over.
I wonder if that poor little creature is still there? Every time I think of her story, I want to weep.
This incident makes me question, "Do God's creatures feel heartbreak?" I believe they do.
As trivial as this story may appear to some people, her account reminds me of the sting of death and the sadness that accompanies it.
However I have to remember that God is in control. I truly believe He had my friend, Mary Lou, in the right place at the right time.
Finally, as sad as her story was to me, it has just proven to me that there is still goodness on this earth. People care. Also, as rampant as evil is on our planet, there is much, much more good.
I believe this is what we, as humans, have to focus on: GOODNESS. LOVE. COMPASSION...rather than evil.
Every one of us has the potential to contribute goodness every single day. Like my friend, Mary Lou, who did all she could for a sad, helpless bird.
Blessings, Sparklea :)