humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"Right after I lost vision in my eye, I was so bad at walking that I ran into a girl eating ice cream, and knocked her cone out of her hand. She screamed: ‘Are you blind!?!?’ I turned to her and said: ‘I am blind actually, I’m so sorry, I’ll buy you a new cone.’ And she said: ‘Oh my God! I’m so sorry! Don’t worry! It’s no problem at all! I’ll buy another one.’ So we walked into the ice cream store together, and the clerk said: ‘I heard the whole thing. Ice cream is free.’"

humansofnewyork:

"Right after I lost vision in my eye, I was so bad at walking that I ran into a girl eating ice cream, and knocked her cone out of her hand. She screamed: ‘Are you blind!?!?’ I turned to her and said: ‘I am blind actually, I’m so sorry, I’ll buy you a new cone.’ And she said: ‘Oh my God! I’m so sorry! Don’t worry! It’s no problem at all! I’ll buy another one.’ So we walked into the ice cream store together, and the clerk said: ‘I heard the whole thing. Ice cream is free.’"

Words That Make The Heart Race

"You’re going to be soo late!"
They’re words from a lecture an hour past midday.
“You need to be more responsible!”
Mom says, while speeding down the freeway.

“Welcome! You arrived right on time.”
My brain can’t register the words fast enough.
“Oh hello, good afternoon.”
I manage to mutter, heart racing because beating the clock was really rough.

“We’re so glad to have you all here with us!”
She speaks the words with such a cheerful voice.
“But before we begin the orientation, let us pray.”
I smile at her and know that this place was a good choice.

“Lord, make me Your instrument of peace;”
I bow my head at the first words of the prayer.
“Where there is hatred, let me sow love;”
I want to show Him that He is my Almighty Savior.

“Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, harmony;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”

“Don’t forget to grab a blue bag before you leave!”
The same cheery voice speaks her last few words.
“We hope to see you here again soon!”
I leave the building with the rest of the fairly bored herd.

But in the end,
Today wasn’t a waste,
Because the feelings felt from the spoken prayer
Reminded me of eternal life with Him, which made my heart race.