When I came into work, I was kind of down. That is okay it happens. It was one of those really busy nights. That too is okay. Made the night go by faster.
Always when I am down, something happens to allow me to see the greater good in life. Tonight was no exception.
There was a man under a bridge at an odd time of night. When someone stopped and spoke to him he said he had left a certain city and was going to a certain city. I don’t want to pinpoint so I won’t name the cities.
He said that his girlfriend was sick. He was trying to get to her. The only mode of transport he had was a bicycle and he had spent all his money to buy an inner tube for his bicycle.
His total trip is going to be 161 miles. He has ridden 75 of those miles, partway was mountainous terrain. He was give a ride to our office. He was given food and slept in our lobby.
I thought about what I had seen this night.
A man who loves a woman so much he will ride 161 miles to be with her when she needs him. Real love does still exist.
Another man who went out of his way to make sure the first man was not cold and hungry. Charity does still exist.
I sat here and I prayed for this man as he continues his journey. The woman he is trying to get to as she lays sick, I don’t know who she is but I prayed for her as well. Faith does still exist.
When you think about, the little things we worry about are just that, little things. It’s those big things that this man is facing that are the big things and after speaking with him, he is determined to reach this woman he loves.
That is a big thing, in and of itself.