Saturday, March 5, 2011

A moment meant to be . . .

Stepping out of the change room at Gold's and heading toward the free weights to do the usual pre-workout warmup .  .  .  Seeing a friend named Rob and saying Hello .  .  .  Rob, not saying hello, responds with, I want what you have .  .  .  Oh?  What's that?  Rob tells you he wants some of your cheerfulness, positivity, sincere warmth .  .  .  Those are his words .  .  .  How do I get that, he asks?  This initiates a fairly long conversation in which he tells you some very personal things about pain, illness, fears, and a genuine desire to get rid of all the negative shit, and replace it with something far more positive .  .  .  This is a man who has done the heavy lifting .  .  .  He's identified what he wants to lose, and what he wants to gain .  .  .  He wants one door to close on the shit, and another to open to a better life, a higher consciousness .  .  .  You say some things and he says, That's exactly what I needed to here .  .  .  You realize that this moment is exactly the catalyst he needs to finally stop spinning his wheels .  .  .  You see the relief on his face, the change in his body language .  .  .  The door to something more positive has opened for Rob .  .  .  What he makes of this moment is ultimately up to him .  .  .  You know this was not the last conversation .  .  .  Then, it hits you .  .  .  You almost didn't go to the gym, because of a tight shoulder .  .  .  But, something made you go .  .  .  The inner voice and its Higher Source .  .  .  You gotta love how this works, huh?!


Life is beautiful baby!


Peace and love .  .  .


Until next time .  .  .  Ciao

8 comments:

France said...

I've been on both ends... yes it's amazing how life can be!!

Snake said...

Yes France . . . Inspiration goes both ways . . . Thanks for the comment . . . Ciao

Green Eyed Frenchy said...

You were his angel! :)

Snake said...

Funny thing, I saw him at the gym yesterday and he sais much the same thing . . . Thanks Frenchy!

Sandra said...

This is exactly what i needed to read. This is what i meant by "your soothing words" in the comment i made in the post above this one. Snake, I suspect you move a great many people in your life with your quiet, thoughtful way...oh, and your rockin' bod!...

Snake said...

I truly appreciate your comment Sandra . . . We always hope there are those who feel the words from the heart . . . Ciao!

Danielle said...

First, I want to know how Sandra knows you have a rockin bod????
@nd, it is amazing to me how things truley do happen for a reason. We may never know why, but when we do figure it out once in a while, it really makes you believe.

Snake said...

Exactly Danielle . . . Sometimes we never know why, but belief/hope is crucial . . . Thank you for your comment! Ciao