|Miracles are everywhere if you look!|
A few weeks ago on a Saturday my youngest two children and their dad was out doing errands and picking up lunch when a man cut them off. Like any other city dweller does DH flipped the man the bird. Well maybe not every city dweller, as I generally flip them the under the chin deal (y'all know what I mean right?) So the man in this car that was on the receiving end of the bird chased them down and at a stop light leaps from his car and runs up to our car. DH rolls down the window -ladies don't roll down your windows should this ever happen to you, you never know what kind of person this will be. Once to our window the man is profusely apologizing for cutting them off, hands them his card and explains that he is a handyman and a preacher. He apologizes again before returning to his car. We are all surprisingly shocked that the man was chasing them down to apologize -- things like that NEVER happen anymore!
Now fast forwarding to yesterday, while at the bus stop one of the other mothers is telling me her story. Her brother-in-law and nephew were in a car accident a few weeks prior and both have broken legs, shattered hips, titanium rods, and are going to be in bed/wheel chairs for several weeks if not several months. Her frustration is clearly mounting when she tells me that she has called handyman after handyman for weeks trying to find someone who can install a handicap accessible shower in a double-wide trailer. No one will touch the job and she's not sure why. My mind immediately jumped to that card of the man who chased down a stranger just to apologize. So I tell her my story about this man, and give her his name number and email address. Pretty amazing already right?
Another amazing side note: I only met this woman through a series of "coincidences" where my missing chickens and duck and her missing cat brought us together just over a year ago. She had found and was housing my missing birds, and although we didn't find her cat, I had an 8 week old identical kitten that needed her!
Now this morning they normally don't ride the bus to school, but this morning they did. She had to tell me she called the Preacher-handyman and he explained to her that all proceeds from his work goes into his church, and that not only would he do the job but he could get started on it immediately! He is going to meet her sister at the restore this afternoon and they will have the shower and anything else needed ready before anyone is released from the hospital. When she explained the amazing circle his phone number took to get to her from the cut/flip off to the chase down to the bus stop, his only response was "God works in amazing ways!"
And that is absolutely true! Because I don't care which higher power you believe in, should it be a God, a Goddess, the sun, or the earth -- coincidence is an illusion of what needs to occur. No matter what your religion or non religion is -- do good, apologize, be grateful for what you do have, and learn how to smile more. Everyone around you will appreciate it!
Also if anyone in or around the springs needs the services of a handyman shoot me an email and I'll get you this man's number too!!!
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