A former boss of mine has a grown son who was nearly electrocuted when he was a child. Even though the son can interact with others, he requires adult supervision in all his activities.
His dad talked about us a lot and the son felt like he knew us.
Each year, dad would always throw a huge Xmas party and invite everyone. During that time, I was still trying to hold on to the JW's, so I declined the invitation.
The day after the party, the son called and demanded to know why I didn't show.
I tried to explain in a way understandable to him why I didn't celebrate Xmas.
The son said, and I will never forget these words: "You could have come to say hey to me. anyway. You don't have to be celebrating anything in order to do that, do you?"
Those simple words pierced me to my heart. I replied, "You are absolutely right. I promise you that the next party your dad gives, I will be the first one in the door!"
That made his day.
Just something that has come across my mind, and that I wanted to share.