Our world is moving so fast and we are apt to miss so much of what is happening “right now.” If we can put down our smart phones for one moment and be present to what is around us, I believe these incidental meetings and strangers who come into our lives can give us unexpected fortitude, perspective and even wisdom just when we need them the most – if we are just awake, aware and open to these new insights.

Sometimes, you may think you have fallen into an abyss…when in fact, you’ve just descended to the roots…of the tree of life! Somewhere along your climb, you got lost amongst the branches, and lost in the darkness of the branches, the only way to find the straight way up would be to return to the roots! And from there amongst the roots, you will be able to look straight up and see the top again! And begin your ascent!

You’ve said life is a series of choices, but I think it’s also a series of opportunities, a series of lessons, a series of moments all strung together that loops around into a lifetime-it’s a lifetime of moments. Every decision, every person that has entered my life, has shaped who I am today.

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