Just some thoughts:
MORE THAN JUST THE MAILMAN
Recently I read of Nat Moody who for many years was a rural mailman in Michigan. “Two-hundred and nineteen mailboxes on my route.”
A mailman but I think folks would have to agree he was much more than just a mailman. He did more than just deliver the mail.
“One lady had no mailbox so Dad took the mail in to her every day because she was nearly blind. Once inside, he read her mail and helped her pay her bills. And every Thursday he read her the local newspaper.”
Tim Russert–Wisdom of Our Fathers
Another, a young girl wrote letters but had no stamps so she would leave a few buttons. He put stamps on her letters. At his death the postmaster came to his daughter and said “What are we going to do about all these letters?” “What letters,” she asked. Seems her dad had always been the one answering all the letters children on his route had written to Santa.
You know there are a lot of folks we meet, see in life who do much more than just what is asked of them. In seeing such we all might take a minute to say thank you.
“He saw people”===not mailboxes== too often a rare trait. Special when ones sees more than just what’s in front of them.
June 21, 2019
Posted July 12, 2019