Friday, October 3, 2014
Never Judge a Book by it's cover.
I was reminded of a quote I have heard many times in my life today. Never judge a book by it's cover. My 7 year old grand was visiting me and as we often do we were looking out the front window watching the comings and goings on my busy street. A man came up the street walking his dog. We have watched this dog for many years as it is walking its man because sometimes it has long shaggy hair and sometimes it has a new fresh hairdo. As the pair passed by my grand commented that he wondered if a homeless man should have a dog? How did he buy it? I sat there dumbfounded for a moment. Yes, this man does wear the same type of clothes every day. Yes, he always has his bright orange hunter hat on everyday. Although I have seen him wear several different styles but the same color of hat. I have known this man for as many years as we have lived here.(20) He is not homeless. He has a lovely home. His wife drives a Cadillac. He owns many apartments in our area. He is very far from being homeless. I asked my grandson why he thought he was homeless and he said he just looks like it. It was a great time to talk with my grand and hopefully teach him a few things about judging others. I am sure he is to young to really judge someone but that is what he had decided. The man in the same clothes and out walking several times a day must be homeless. It once again made me realize that we all judge and assume things about others that may be very far from the truth. I have once again been taught by a child.