A better world…

The sun sets on another day…

While driving to an event across the west side of Michigan, I saw the wind and rain part for a moment. As it did, I pulled over to take a picture of the fantastic angry sky. The moment I pulled my camera out, the clouds closed in and took the light for a moment. I kept driving and saw the same over and over but did not stop. I would instead enjoy it than stop and make it hide.

There are events in your life that cause you to feel both good and bad. I spend each day trying to overcome the bad, and focus on the good. Sometimes that is easy, sometimes a challenge, but always an adventure.

Tonight I met a young woman for a second time that will eventually change the world. Her warm heart and grasp of life made me smile and I found myself fascinated with a particular set of interactions.

The night was eventful, with music and words flowing constantly. People sang of love lost and love found, of wonderful times and challenging moments. People read of passion, discord, and all the beautiful things that make us unique. (If you would like a good read, I read from “A Slice of Passion” and “The Gift.”)

During the night, I helped a group take some items to their car, and on the way back, a young woman began talking to everyone. I watched with patient, pensive eyes as the moment unfolded. One of the musicians invited the young woman into the event, and she was initially over the top. She was lost in music and people, and as I ran and got her a coffee, I watched everyone walk away from her except one. Like a fantastic symphony, I was bespelled by magic as this woman engaged, spoke, and truly listened. I did not want to interfere but watched with awe as the young lady transformed into a person with care and concern, and I watched as she gifted the young woman and came back in and sat down.

Others who began the interaction had walked away, but this young woman did not. She knew what to do and made a difference.

Super job Maddie.

So as the sun sets on another day, thanks to all the people who take a moment and make a difference. The world is a better place because of you. I hope your night is spectacular, and help when you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be good to people…