I work from home but the only time I can really accomplish anything is to actually leave my house. I usually head to Panera Bread or Starbucks (drinking my beloved Caramel Macchiato of course!) where the tables are pretty close together. Whether I want to or not, I often find myself eavesdropping on at least one conversation. I just can’t help myself! I’m easily distracted, I guess (when I want to be).
While I was researching a quiz I’m writing for Lifetime, I overheard two guys chatting about church or something. The one man had an amazing voice, so I wasn’t surprised to learn that he’s a pastor. Based on their exchange, I surmised that he’s new to the church and was getting the low-down from one of the congregants. While they were wrapping up, I heard the pastor suggest they pray. The prayer was short, but powerful. The two men were thankful for many things, but the part that tugged at my heartstrings the most was when they were so grateful for being fathers to their little girls.
You don’t have to be a religious person to appreciate that statement. It’s just nice to be reminded that you’re always surrounded by people who don’t take life–or love–for granted. Who knew eavesdropping would be today’s crankiness crusher? It just goes to show you that you never know when a happy moment will come your way–as long as you’re open to receive it!