We see them every day, little hidden gems, but don’t recognize them until something calls our attention to them, like fireflies. They live in the grass during the day. We walk over them and don’t see them until one night, when we are out after the sun has gone down, like magic, they appear. . . floating here, there, everywhere, like faeries — only they’re REAL!
That’s what it’s like so often when I knock on a door, ask if a patient/resident would like to visit with me (the chaplain intern), and then without expecting it, I discover in this fragile breath of a human being one of G-d’s most amazing hidden gems.
People are the most amazing jewels on Earth . . . and we tend to forget that . . . until something happens, and like G-d’s fireflies, when we realize the hidden magic before us, we begin to pay attention, to appreciate, and learn how much we’d been missing all because we were too busy walking past that jewel.
Perhaps if we all stop walking so fast past one another, and instead begin walking towards one another, we’ll begin to appreciate the blessings residing in each of us.