I enjoy watching the Inspirational channel on television. During many of the programs, there is an "advertisement" put out by moments.org. These always touch my heart. One in particular talks about a woman who started a movment to collect purses and give them away to women at the Denver Rescue Mission. The advertisement end with the words "A purse is a terrible thing to waste."
Of course, I love anything about purses (I have a few myself). I also love the unexpected twist on words, substituting the word "purse" for "mind."
I wondered, could I change someone else's life by giving her a purse? What would this imagined recipient think? Would she think I was criticizing her choice of purses? Or would she see it as an act of love?
I've given purses to my daughters-in-law, to my nieces, to a couple of friends, but I've never given one to a stranger. Do I have the courage to do so? Do I dare? I am asking these questions, not of you, but of myself. So, we'll see. And maybe I'll report to you later if I find the requisite courage.
Joy for the day: contemplating giving a purse away.