Tonight I went to dinner and a movie with a friend.  We miscalculated the time of the movie and were running late.  When we opened the door to the theater, it was mostly full and the movie was in session.  This is a disaster for me, as it takes my eyes a while to adjust.  It was also a 3D movie, so I’m trying to quietly unwrap those damn glasses, shut my phone off and take off my coat before we went looking for a seat.  As my eyes began to adjust, I could see there were some seats available around the theater.  So, quietly we made our way to a cluster of empty seats in a row close to the back.

I’m apologizing to everyone and trying to make myself small, with all my gear, to squeeze past the  people already seated.  I just wanted to sit and be silent as quickly as possible.  That’s when the crazy happened…  The man sitting next to the empty seats told us those seats were “saved” for his friends.  Mind you, the movie has already started.  So, I begin to climb back over the people I just climbed over to find other seats.  I hear some words behind me and turn around to see my friend has scolded the man and the seats are now magically, “not saved”!  We sit, the movie continues, and those friends the seats were saved for never materialize…

My first thought about this is anger.  Some people are so greedy and selfish.  Now that I’m home I’m thinking, “we have to make room for our fellow brothers and sisters of the world”.  There is always “room” for one more.  One more at your table, in your car, at your church, your club, you name it.  We have to remember there is enough to go around if we open our hearts to make room for others.  ♥

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