The world works in weird ways. Last night, we took the wrong way home. We were lost after a festival, and we bumped into someone that happened to live in the area, they worked in Antarctica half of the year, and on our journey home with our new friend, we saw a guy on a bridge who seemed like he needed someone just to sit with him, someone to take the time to listen or even just keep him company. So we sat for hours, with this guy. What were the chances that we would meet someone that isn’t in the country half of the year, who would lead us to someone in desperate need of a friendly face. We potentially saved a life last night. I pray that this man finds whatever strength he needs, and that the company we gave him last night, changed his perspective enough to carry on.
How caught up in our own lives do we get that we forget to check up on our friends and family. This guy just needed a smile, someone to take that time. How many people walked past him before we stopped? This guy barely shared a sentence with us throughout the night, but when we dropped him off at his home he hugged us and you could feel just how much how much he appreciated that time we took.
I say this all the time, but just make it your superpower to care, check in and brighten someone’s day. Life is so short. Embrace people, laughter and life.