If I were lost would you look for me?
If cried would you care enough to ask why?
If I were empty would you fill me up again?
If I were stolen would you report me missing?
Foolish questions? Perhaps.
They were brought to my attention this morning
when my phone rang and I heard the sweet voice
of a young lady.
"Are your dogs missing?" she asked.
I realized it was my neighbor. My heart began
pounding as I hurried through the house taking
I sighed and replied, "No, they are all accounted for."
She is a sweet soul. A kind, generous girl with an
old fashioned heart and spirit. She bakes cookies
and shares them with neighbors. She waves as she
leaves her home and sees you working in the yard.
Today she found two small dogs walking down the street.
She took them in.
"They are well behaved and get along nicely with our own
dog," she said.
I suggested places for her to report finding them.
"Most people wouldn't get involved," I said. "I wonder
how many cars passed them by this morning and thought
nothing of stopping. You did the right thing."
I went outside to watch for anyone who might be patrolling
the area and I listened to hear the distant cry of someone
calling their names.
Then the thought came to me. "What does it take for
someone to go out of their way like she did?"
If I was lost I would hope someone would come looking.
If I were crying, alone and longing for a kind, gentle touch,
I would hope that someone would stop and speak to me.
If I were empty, running on nothing but the little energy
I had left from a battle going on within myself, I would wish
that someone would fill the void with the words of kindness,
caring and concern.
If I were stolen away by fear and confusion...if I were
taken off to a place where darkness reigns and self pity
blinded reality...I would pray that I'd be missed and
So, ask yourself that question today. Would you?
Would you take in the dogs? Would you look for
a lost friend or even a stranger?
Would you offer a kind word?
Would you search long enough to find someone you
love who was stolen away by fear and doubt?
What good is faith without action?
"I wish you enough!"
~ Bob Perks ~
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