I have a little story to tell. I feel that there is something to it but I can't put my finger on it - or find the word to describe it - but, you will hopefully see what I mean as you read on.
So, big plans for garage sales last Saturday with my Mom. We hit a community sale and found some real treasures! After piling all of our goodies into the car - it was packed full, We went on our way back home. There was nothing out of the ordinary. Unpacked the car, drove to my apartment - then realized I forgot my purse, with my apartment keys. So, a few curse words later - I drive all the way back to my parents, got my purse, and hung out for a bit. Then I had to go home and get ready for some photo sessions... btw: they turned out amazing. See them here and here.
I wanted to stop and get a soda. I reach for my money (I had roughly $100 cash that I didn't spend at the sales). It was no where. I call my mom. She searched. And still, no money. I did my photo sessions and tried to forget about it. But, that $100 bucks is hard to come by - so, I was literally sick over it. But, I let it go. Actually, I didn't. It was haunting me. Did I leave it some where? If so, where??? If it fell out of my pocket, you would think some good citizen would have done something, anything to find the owner. I mean really, I was shopping at garage sales... I think that implies I am not a millionaire :)
Like a good girl, I got up bright and early on Sunday so I could go to church. (This is a new journey I am on. I posted about it here and here). As I am sucking down every drop of my coffee before I go in, I am wondering what to do about the offer plate. I had a few $20's because I got paid for one of my sessions the day before. But, being I just lost $100 - I by no means could afford to put a $20 in there. So, I thought, well maybe I will skip this week... No, I can't do that. Ugh, I will write a check. So, I get out the ol' check book and go into the center compartment to get a pen... And wouldn'tchyaknow - there is my money :) Appropriate, finding it while sitting in the church parking lot. I smiled, and I thanked God for the lesson, AND my money.
I put an extra $5 in the offer plate - after all, I had it to give.
Now, I did learn several valuable lessons during Mass - about donating talents and money. They also talked about us being the branches of the vine - God is the vine. And, there were some other really good points.... but, I forgot them. I may have to take in my note book. Or, ask the Priest if I can take the missalette home and use it for my notes? Do they do that? Anyway, I will get it figured out.
Well, here is a video - food for thought. :) I am not a HUGE fan of his but, this is a keeper. Great message. Happy hump day!