This morning, whilst walking somewhere in a hurry i was startled by a situation. And once again, couldn't walk by.
Just hurrying myself along, the girl a little way in front of me dropped her phone, and with a group of boys behind her, rushed to pick it up, to see that one of the guys behind her had stamped on it, and wasn't in any hurry to move his foot. Seeing this, and the girl start to break, i couldn't walk passed. I turned and asked 'What are you doing?'
'Are you seriously getting involved?' Was his harsh, in my face reply.
And taking a good few seconds to reply, I decided I was.
'Yes, yes I am.'
'Are you SERIOUSLY getting involved?'
'Sorry, I thought you heard me the first time. Yes, I am.' I had repeated with a little more force, and no fear in my voice.
As this 19/20yr old boy, stared at me in my eyes, i looked to the girl and smiled, and he lifted his foot, she retrieved her 'untouched' phone, and much to my shock and amusement, the guy scurried off, with his head hung low, and his tail between his legs.
My very brief comment to the girl, who had a winner of a smile was.
' Stand strong, do not let people intimidate you, and stand up for yourself. Stand strong in what you believe to be right, and pick yourself up. Smile in the face of those who hate you. Learn to love those who scorn you.'
And I walked off.
Really? Are you serious? What a question.
How many times do I find myself asking that question, if what is happening in life is seriously happening. Can another thing like this seriously be happening?
You've got to be kidding me - not another storm.
No kidding, and all seriousness.