Yes she will. I was thinking about this today.
One of the first little houses we sold for an elderly gentlemen was just empty. Now, when I say empty, I mean it was lucky to have walls.
He was a big hearted gentleman that just could no longer take care of his home. He was moving in with one of his daughters in the last days of his life. He knew that life on this earth was short but he wanted to sell the home and realize enough money to leave to his children.
As he was moving, to the extent that he could, he hired a maid.He hired her to clean everything he just couldn't get to. He boxed the few mementos he planned to carry with him and left the rest for the maid to take with her or distribute.
As he was leaving the maid to work on his home he told her, "I am leaving everything here behind. Please feel free to take home what you feel you can use and throw away the rest."
Boy did she take that seriously! When we walked into the little house there were no words to be spoken. The shock was severe.
She left nothing. I mean nothing. She took the sink, the light fixtures, the towel racks, the air conditioning units, the ceiling fans the appliances and whatever was not nailed down. She took some things that WERE nailed down.
We watched as his heart sank. We watched him search every corner with his eyes and watched them cloud up. We would have offered him a chair but...well, you know.
The gentleman cleared his throat, began to nod his head and slowly but surely a smile was crossing his face. "She must have needed that, he said with a lilt in his voice. How much you think we can get for this place?"
He saw no reason to discuss what happened as he had given her permission to take what she wanted.
We did sell the house but it was after his passing. When I think of generosity I think of this elderly gentleman looking pleased that the maid got what she wanted.
All we take with us is our knowledge and love.
and Proud of it!
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