Friday, June 14, 2013

Earthworms and Compassion

I am the one person in the whole world was privileged to see a young girl save a girl safe a life in the Magic Kingdom recently. No one else noticed. The little girl, perhaps 3.5 or 4 years old at the most, was walking in Liberty Square behind her parents, near the Liberty Bell display. It had been raining on and off all day. She was walking in front of me. There is a raised concrete curb perhaps four inches high surrounding a bed of flowers. A good sized worm had fallen out of the planting bed and was on the pavement where he would soon dry out and die. This little girl suddenly bent down and picked up the worm with both hands and gently put it back into the soil of the flower bed, saving it from a thirsty death. She then ran off to catch up with her parents, who were about 20 feet away.

It was just one of those precious moments that so many people miss in their day. I was blessed to see that child think compassionately of an earthworm. 

Something to remember the next time I am feeling bent out of shape at someone and forget to think about what they may have gone through to get where they are today - or how they are struggling, just like I might be struggling. I hope never again to forget that even an earthworm will benefit from compassion. 



Unknown said...

I toss worms from the sidewalk back into the grass too. It's just the struggle that seems too awful for me to stand. But, conversely, I smack any bug in my home, so I'm not so great.

:-) Marion

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful! Great that you caught that H from Texas