Friend and author Amy Simpson, whose forthcoming book Blessed Are the Unsatisfied hits book shelves in February 2018, is also a coach and thought leader on issues related to mental health. Amy recently invited me to share some reflections in a guest post for her blog. Explore these “3 Tips for Coping With Today’s Biggest […]
King of Pops Grace
The little girl has her popsicle.
She won’t share.
Can’t I have a taste?, Mommy whines;
her wallet is now empty.
A young man is selling hot dogs.
They’ve never met, but he has noticed:
Hey, go and tell Brianna that this King of Pops is on me.
He puts out his hand.
My name is James.
She feels a bit surprised-
then undeserving and suspicious.
Is anything in this world ever free?
But a frozen piece of pumpkin pie has her name on it,
and now it’s for the taking.
She comes back to show him.
Thanks so much, James!,
is her exclamation of gratitude,
and next week she’ll be back.
She may even buy a hot dog.
Grace is irresistible like that.