I received this email from Chelsea. Such beautiful words from a wise old man. Click here to see the email.

I’ve decided to paste the text from these emails instead of the screen shots because people on mobile devices were having a hard time reading them.

Loved this one.

why-i-love-peopleFrom: Chelsea
Subject: Why I Love People – Another Old Man Story

Nature of message:
Response to Blog

Message Body:

I read your post about the email you received about the dancing old man, and it reminded me of another story!

Years ago, my mom was walking through a parking lot, on her way to get her hair cut, when she spotted an old man much like the one described in the other story. He was making his way slowly across the parking lot, when a large truck (there are so many of them here in Texas) came speeding through the lot, narrowly missing the man and my mom.

Now, my beautiful single mother, who has worked so hard all of her life, and who is disabled due to multiple chronic health issues, has a soft spot for the elderly. She also believes that if you see someone being mistreated, or witness someone doing the wrong thing, you should stand up for what you believe is right, and say or do something about it.

So, since there was nothing she could do about the reckless driver, she turned to the man and asked him if he was all right. The old man looked at her, smiled, and said something that will stick with me for the rest of my life:

”Honey, sometimes you’ve just got to let people be who they need to be.”

Holy cow.

Could that sweet little old man have been more accurate? Any time I’m in a situation where I think ”what the hell is wrong with him/her?” I think of that old man. That one quote applies to so many situations, and can really release you from the burden of trying to figure out exactly what the hell is wrong with some people.

Lots of love,

Love it. Would love your thoughts on that phrase. “Sometimes you’ve just got to let people be who they need to be.”

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

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