Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Right Place, Right Time

"I had a conversation with an old man on a bus today that just might have changed my life. I started by talking about how we just missed the bus and ended up talking about life, what is worth living about life, children, hobbies, and marriage. Amazing, absolutely amazing. I cried on the bus. Sometimes I wonder about things like that... it seems like I was meant to meet this man today. Thank God for these encounters that seem like fate. And thanks to the 70 something year old man who helped me put life into perspective and realize what is really important."

I smile each time I revisit my friend's words and think of the changes this experience brought to his heart and life...

It's amazing how mere instants can become complete game changers, shifting us from a broken path to a better one. Would that we could all be so lucky to find ourselves 'there' in our moments of need...

Thankfully, 'there' is all around us. We are always in just the right place, and at just the right time. Because wherever we are, wisdom is waiting to rush into open ears, hearts and minds.

My friend was indeed lucky that day. He was lucky to be asking the important questions of life and more, ready and willing to hear what it had to say through the voice of a 70 something year old man.

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." May we all be students walking through the world... and willing to share what we've learned when others are ready to go 'there'.

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