I have spent several hours sitting at the fort... people watching. I enjoy watching people at airports, malls, beaches and parks. I imagine who they are or what they do. I look closely at their posture or expressions to get clues about these people and their lives.
You would think that in St. Augustine since it is a tourist destination that everyone would be happy...but that doesn't seem to be the case.
Some walk in solitude, shoulders slumped as if they are carrying the weight of the world with them...I always say a silent prayer to God to be with them and give them courage.
Others are very animated on cell phones ignoring the person standing beside them...I say a prayer for the one who is feeling lonely but not alone that she may feel God's love and his presence.
Others still, are so busy getting from point A to point B that they miss where they are right now and the beauty right in front of them...I ask God to show them the grace in being still.
My family knows I talk to strangers as well...
I met a lady named Joanne today...I liked her right off...she has had a hard life...I ask that you pray for her!
Have a beautiful weekend!