An interesting thing happened to me today in London, Canada. I was traveling on business and making a sales call in the downtown area. Typical of populated areas, I had to park several blocks from the actual address. I paralleled parked, doubled checked the locked doors and began the journey on foot to the intended destination. I was about two blocks away when I unconsciously felt for my money clip that always sits snug in my right front pocket. My money clip is my mobile financial lifeline, especially when traveling on business. It holds all my cash, credit cards and identification. Losing it would be a catastrophe.

Well, as luck would have it, it was absent from my right pocket. My heart skipped a beat as I feverishly checked all my other pockets; it was nowhere. My first intuition was that it must be in the car – maybe it fell out of my pocket and slid between the seat and center console? Worse, I dropped it on the sidewalk. This could be bad… I briskly rushed several blocks back to my car. I did not see it anywhere on the sidewalk, but with all the people walking back in forth it would be gone for sure. I reached the car and feverishly opened the passenger door which was facing the sidewalk and began searching the seats and surrounding area; nothing. This is NOT good: I could be stranded in a foreign country with no money or I.D. I walked on the traffic side which was a little unnerving as cars were passing closely by. I opened the driver’s side door as fast moving vehicles blurred by in the corner of my eye. …Nothing!

Then I glanced down on the ground where I originally exited the vehicle. There on the street in a disheveled heap, my money, credit cards and I.D. When it fell, the silver clip must have popped off with the cards and cash jettisoning into a complimentary bonanza on the asphalt. What was astounding is that the wind didn’t even blow the money away! Yep, there it sat, unmolested and all relatively in order. I quickly grabbed the contents and regrouped over on the sidewalk.

What a relief… What luck! I immediately looked up to the sky to thank the dynamism in control of this windfall. My eyes were immediately lured to a large tree shading my car. The sun glistened through its wind rustled leaves. A feeling of warmth and bliss enveloped my body and mind. There was a karmic energy quality present – a gift I suppose. I took a deep breath, exhaled and felt the like the luckiest guy in London.

Huh, and I thought picking the Bears to beat the Falcons this weekend in the office pool was pure luck…

I am grateful, blessed and reverent. Thank you….

 

John C. Bader

 

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