A bird pooped on my face!!!  Are you kidding me?!  I'm in Paris, France taking care of business and living my dream.  And it's like the bird said, "dream this!"  So here I was walking down the street with a friend, looking up and taking in the beauty around me.  And out of nowhere (I promise you I could hear it coming as it was quite the load), there was a huge green deposit of poop on my face.  It ran from my forehead, down behind my glasses into my eye, and down into my mouth.  Talk about nasty!  And my friend was of absolutely no use to me.  She was too busy howling with laughter.  So much so that I thought she might have a deposit of her own.  And each time I tried to ask if she had a tissue, she laughed harder.  Once the initial shock wore off, I noticed the stares and heard the snickers of those around me who witnessed the deposit.  But no one, NO ONE, offered any assistance.  So there I was trying to act dignified with green poop running down my face, squinting through one eye looking for something to clean myself up.  What a disgusting, humiliating experience.  (Unfortunately, this was not my only bird deposit experience, but that's for another post.)  No doubt, the deposit was a mood changer, but I was determined to shake/wipe it off and move on.

This experience makes me think about the deposits I leave on others' lives.  Are they always positive, or do I sometimes leave behind something that requires cleaning up?  And what if that person has nothing with which to clean off the deposit, and has no source of help--no joy to fall back on--to wipe/shake it off?  I read something powerful the other day--"Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."  So no matter what I may be going through, I want to be mindful of the kinds of deposits I make.

 


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a friend
09/03/2010 9:33am

it's all about perspective. in some cultures (italian for example) what you experienced was a sign of good luck. we don't always see the positive at the time of an event especially when others are feeding into the negative but hold tight and the good will come

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Jean Cunningham
09/07/2010 7:27am

Nat,

Your Mom told me about your website with such joy in her voice that I had to log on and I'm glad that I did. I was so blessed by your "words of wisdom." You are so right that joy is something that is within your soul and your spirit. It is sometimes unexplainable to those that can only see the "outside" but it is there for us to draw on and thank God for that. I will continue to keep you in my prayers and thank you for being a blessing to others. Love Ya Girl!!!!

Jean (CFF)

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Kbird
10/28/2010 9:07am

This story made me double over with laughter, something that I have not done in a long time. Thank you for being transparent and real! Living with joy everday and depositing something positive into others lives when we can I believe would please God. Thanks for depositing much love to me.

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