Have you ever had a person show up just when you need them?
A person who offers advice, assistance, or support in ways that you knew [or didn't know] you needed.
One of those people crossed my path today.
All day, I had not eaten. All I had was a small cup of coffee. My husband lectured me about how I needed to eat [as if I didn't know that, especially at 2pm].
I kept driving and driving, but not finding anywhere to eat on my trek from Boston to VT. Finally, I find this small sign indicating an exit had food. I didn’t even know what state I was in.
I drove and drove, but couldn’t find anything to eat. I started to think I chose the wrong exit. But then, there were my two choices. The Everyday Cafe and the Covered Bridge Restaurant. I went with the Everyday Cafe because it told me I was in Contoocook, NH.
I walked in behind an older gentleman in a bright green shirt. As I approached the counter he asked if I was Irish. I didn’t quite hear him, so I asked him to repeat himself. I told him I was. He said he wasn’t but that’s why he wore the shirt he was in [I "read" it but did not comprehend it at the time].
I went about ordering and eating my lunch, but something compelled me to talk to him. He told me of marrying his wife, of driving off in his hot sports car [something in the "Model-Somethingorother" Variety] to their honeymoon, about his children, and his daughter coming home when his wife got ill [and passed away, something he didn't say, but I gathered].
All of which struck a chord.
But, not as much as:
“The day is a as good as you let it be.”
“I loved coming to work every day. You should love your work, every day.”
It was as if he has been in my head, or privy to my life and conversations, over the past week. No, since June. Was he there with me on Friday?
No, but the Universe was.
It was another, innocent, perspective.
And I was not so ignorant to miss the OBVIOUS. Thanks Universe.
Plus, he ended it with, “I have just one last thing to say to you before I go. Has anyone told you today how beautiful you are?”
Him, “Do you work with blind people?”
Don’t think that the Universe is not always at work.