I was on my way out of the grocery store with a shopping cart full of items and at least three kids with me. A lady asked me if I was interested in setting up an appointment for a photography session with vintage clothing and props. I thanked her for the offer but declined. She was overjoyed that I acknowledged her presence. Sometimes I say hello to people and they say hello back, but sometimes they don’t, but I make it a point to at least be decent because I remember that lady from the grocery store.
Today Al and I talked about doing what we can to help those who are rendered invisible and voiceless in our society and a dreadful thought hit me: How many times have I looked past people in my family, in my own home, in the rush to get the “important” things in life done? Do my kids feel invisible when I’m in whirlwind mode, working on projects and making sure i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed? Sigh.