Today is a Red-Letter Day
by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary
Rated "G" by the Author.
edited: Monday, September 07, 2009
Posted: Monday, September 07, 2009
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It doesn't take a lot to make your day brighter.
Today is a Red Letter Day:
As most of you know, I work from 12:30 AM till somewhere around 10:00 AM. Every day, as I'm entering our neighborhood, there is a man walking along the road. He's relatively short (I'm 6'4") and probably in his late 70's. He walks with a perpetual scowl on his face. I figure a guy like that has probably had a tough life, and has been pressed by the rigors of life, to be 'serious.' In old age, 'serious' becomes a scowl.
It has been my goal for the past several months, to get the guy to respond to me. Every day, as I drive by, I smile and wave. Every day, he scowls back. Today, he waved.
Okay, so it don't seem like much, but it means a lot to me. My next goal is to get him to smile ... wish me luck.
The Best Things in Life
The best things in life cannot be gained;
nor can they be purchased.
The best things in life must be given
in order to receive them.
Love, friendship, respect, even a smile
must be given before they are returned.
Dallas D'Angelo-Gary 09
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|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|Thanks for sharing the meaning behind your poem. It makes it even better... :~)
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|Wonderful spiritual exercise. Bet you felt good afterwards. Can't buy that with money.|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Some respond to my reviews. Jerry, below, no longer wants me to read his excellent writing and wouldn't speak to me if he saw me.. You are so right, Dallas.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Hey! I do that. People pass me by and I speak. some won't speak back. When I see them again, I speak. Some still won't speak back. It becomes a game with me, and I have always won the game, because eventually they all speak. I live in a apartment house, so I see the same people every day and new people are moving in. I speak.|