Friday, April 24, 2009

Watching People Go By...

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!

10 comments:

Rhonda said...

I love to people-watch! I often do this as I drive home from work. I wonder how their day was? Perhaps they are just starting their work day. All sorts of things go through my mind.

Karyn said...

My DH loves to people watch. I tell him when he is old I am going to set him on the bench out front of Victoria's Secret while I spend his social security check.
I also like to pray for strangers. I think the world would be a better place if more people paid attention to others troubles and forgot their own.
Love you!

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

you are sooo right! People just don't know how to have real relationships nowadays!

angie said...

I love meeting new people too. How wonderful that this random woman now has strangers praying for her and she doesn't even know it. :)

Ginger said...

I like to "people watch" too, but mostly I love to talk to people...anyone who will listen. If you meet me in the parking lot at Walmart, and start talking you will know my whole life story...lol.

Kelly said...

I love to people watch also...you're such a sweet, caring soul! What a great idea to add a little prayer for those interesting characters we discover!!

amelia bedelia said...

Hope your weekend is great! I've missing stopping by!

Lauren said...

That was very sweet. :)

Jennifer said...

I really hate it when someone is gabbing on their cell phone and ignoring the person they're with. There's a mom who is on her phone EVERY day at kindergarten pick-up--it makes me crazy!!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

People watching...it's a great passtime.