I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I walked to the door and knocked. ‘Just a minute’, answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90’s stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940’s movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.
There were no locks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.
‘Would you carry my bag out to the car?’ she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.
She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb. She kept thanking me for my kindness. ‘It’s nothing’, I told her. ‘I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.’
‘Oh, you’re such a good boy, she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, ‘Could you drive through downtown?’
‘It’s not the shortest way,’ I answered quickly. ‘Oh, I don’t mind,’ she said. ‘I’m in no hurry. I’m on my way to a hospice. ’
I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. ‘I don’t have any family left,’ she continued in a soft voice.. the doctor says I don’t have very long.’
I quietly reached over and shut off the meter. ‘What route would you like me to take?’ I asked.
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator. We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds.
She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl. Sometimes she’d ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.
As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, ‘I’m tired. Let’s go now’. We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.
Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her.
I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.
‘How much do I owe you?’ She asked, reaching into her purse. ‘Nothing,’ I said. You have to make a living,’ she answered. ‘There are other passengers,’ I responded.
Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly. ‘You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,’ she said. ‘Thank you.’
I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life..
I didn’t pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk. What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?
On a quick review, I don’t think that I have done anything more important in my life. We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware, beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.
“A little acknowledgement goes a long way.”
The MEGA Coach
This very moment is all that you have. Right now is the only time available to create what you want in your life.
It does not happen in the future, it does not happen in the past. Your life happens right now in this moment.
Do you expect good things to happen to you? Are you consistently open and positive to life and expecting good for yourself and others?
Even more important, do you expect miracles to happen? In order to experience miracles, you have to believe that miracles are possible. Do you believe in miracles?
It takes just as much energy to thing small as it does to think big. So what would happen if you expand your consciousness and think big right now?
The freedom of choice allows you to think, believe and choose whatever you want. You create your own reality from your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and actions. You are an all powerful force created by God with co-creative ability.
Maintain a consistent, focused attention and positive mental attitude. It is critical to creating and having a prosperous life. It empowers you to attract and manifest wonderful relationships, experiences, health & abundance.
Program your own mind and life instead of letting TV, radio, the internet, advertising, society, the government, and others program you. Surround yourself with positive, uplifting and supportive people and things.
Consciously choose to expect the best in yourself, in others and in life. Acknowledge that miracles do happen. Be open to thinking big and receiving big. Think MEGA!
“I give thanks for this perfect day, miracle shall follow miracle and wonders shall never cease.”
“The unexpected now happens, my seemingly impossible good now manifests.”
Acknowledge that you are a Miracle Maker!
There is GOLD DUST in the air!
The MEGA Coach
No matter how dark it may seem, there is always hope. When you believe, hope springs eternal in spite of anything – even the most powerful evil.
Faith is seeing the invisible and believing the incredible. Trust your heart for it is your true eyes and ears. Focus on the light, focus on the truth inside your heart.
The truth and proper principles are still here for those who seek it. Instead of accentuating the problems (fear), concentrate your energy and resources on the solution. What is it that you want to create?
Good or God always prevails over evil in spite of the most horrible tragedies. The light always obliterates the darkness. All it takes is one candle and darkness is no more.
Even when the world around you makes no sense. When people do the strangest and most hurtful things. Hope is here and love and kindness is the way.
You can create anything you want, regardless of your present circumstances. It requires vision, faith and belief. It requires taking action in a positive direction consistently. Let your love shine through and follow your heart.
Acknowledge all of the blessings that you have. Acknowledge the wonderful things you want to create. Know that if you can dream it you can achieve it.
Go forward toward your dreams.
Do it with love, do it with joy!
The MEGA Coach
“It doesn’t cost a thing to smile.
You don’t have to pay to laugh.
You better thank God for that.
Keep shining your light.
And show the world your smile.”