Most amazing of all is that my life of achievement and satisfaction came as a result of a moment that, at the time, seemed to be so cruel and devastating. It is my guess that the lesson for each of us is that someone else is out there working on our behalf. That is how it has been for me over the decades. And in a number of situations, it was me working on behalf of someone else who needed a bit of help at a given time in their life.
Maybe we will meet that person, and maybe we will not. What we must do is quite simple. We must do the best we can every day. We must be on the lookout for those failures that can point the way to our future successes. We me keep a weather eye out for those folks who need our help. We should always be as willing to give as to receive a kindness in this life.
It is life’s greatest opportunities that are so often missed in the midst of living life. That is what I felt as I sat out on the porch yesterday smoking a cigar, dreaming of the past, pondering the present, and aiming toward the future. My friends let me urge you to keep your eyes and ears open. Be ready when the time is right.