I MET A SMILING LADY WHO WAS DISABLED
I caught a smile from a middle-aged lady the other day.
I asked the lady what makes you smile so much.
She kept smiling at me before she answered.
When I was real young, my mommy said to me,
Child, God has selected you to be special.
I was a sickly child.
I heard these words many times from my mommy.
As I grew up, I saw many doctors
and took so many prescribed medicines.
Since that time my mommy has died to be with her Lord.
I am now an adult without my mommy.
But I can always remember what my mommy said to me.
You are very special, child. God has selected you to be
a very special person.
When I walk I need a cane, to assist me to support my weight.
I take small steps, walk slowly on legs that are thin and weak.
Now, my dear sir, I will be glad to answer your question
about what makes me smile so much.
People have told me I always keep a smile on my face.
The reason for smiling is that I try to bring a ray of sunshine,
a ray of hope to everyone I meet.
God has picked me to be disabled...and to smile at people.
I said to this smiling lady, it is a privilege meeting you.
If you don’t mind I will tell your story, to other people I meet.
She beamed back at me.
We said our bye-byes and I left her presence.
© Norman Molesko, 2013