This is from the book, "One Door Away From Heaven." I read it a long time ago. I can't remember the exact story although I know I liked it a lot. Maybe it would be smarter if I re read it and then wrote about it, but actually the whole book isn't the point. It's just one paragraph out of 681 pages. I was talking to a friend of mine today about quotes. I've written about this before. I love quotes I love hearing new ones. I love re reading old ones. I love when someone shares one with me that they think I will appreciate.
So, from the book, " It's also true-that sometimes-not often, but once in a great while-your life can change for the better in one moment of grace, almost a sort of a miracle, someone so special comes along, some precious understanding descends on you so unexpectedly that it just pivots you in a new direction, changes you forever."
This train of thought goes through my mind a lot. I don't want to miss when that happens. Do you think it's like that tree falling in the woods idea? Like if know noone hears it, does it make a noise? So, if you don't notice when this, "moment of grace," (I can't tell you how I love those three words) occurs, if you are not aware, does it change your life, or is it a missed opportunity, or could it go either way? Like all of the sudden things are wonderfully different but you just didn't notice how you got there?
It's like all the tiny things that happen that change your course of day, one way or another, good or bad. Do you think about this? I do, for instance, I hate lateness, because of the utter disregard it seems to be on other people's time, BUT (yes I'm CAPPING) it always crosses my mind that there might be a very good, never to be known, reason for that lateness. Like had you been on time, something might have gone wrong on the drive over that could have irrevocably changed your and everyone you know lives. So, maybe, just maybe, you were lucky to have been late. I know everything is not this dramatic. It's just how I think.
My friend sent me this quote today. Take it to your graves people.
"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."