Monday, August 27, 2012

Untying the knot

At first glance my little angel, Nicole, looks like she is balancing on one toe or that she is ready to lift off, both impossible feats. If you look closer, you will see the chains. She was lying on her tummy swinging at the park.
Lots of people believe in coincidence. I believe in angels and simply accept that unexplained things happen when you least expect them. Coincidence/angels...call it what you will.
I was browsing the bookshelves at Goodwill when I came across Chicken Soup for the Soul, Divorce and Recovery. I picked it up, reconsidered and put it back down. I walked away wishing that I could be assured that someone would buy that book.
As I turned, a young woman picked up the book and read the back blurbs.
I asked, "Are you going to buy that book?"
"Yes," she said with sadness in her voice. "I am going through a divorce right now and I need all the help I can get. Maybe this will do me some good."
I said, "May I sign it for you? My story is the last one in this book."
Write Your Relationship in Pencil, is about the indelible marks we leave behind when we toss out unkind remarks.
I autographed the book and she said, "Well,this is just unbelievable!"
Not to me. Everything happens for a reason. I am so happy that this young woman will hopefully benefit from reading my story.

We writers never know HOW our words will touch others. But at least this time, I was able to see WHO they would affect. A friend once told me that my story should be a primer for divorce.

16 comments:

K9friend said...

Right place, right time. How cool is that?

Pat
Critter Alley

Susan said...

That's great, Linda. I'm sure that lady was very happy to meet one of the authors! Your little angel is adorable, too. Thanks for your visits and comments on my blog. Sooooo love having you stop by. Susan

Bookie said...

What a lovely story this evening, Linda...I feel good all over because we need to be reminded!

Val said...

Sometimes, the universe conspires to hook people up with what they need.

Kim said...

I don't think it was a coincidence...she needed the book, and she needed the support you offered. Well done!

Sioux said...

What a neat experience, one with perfect timing.

And Linda, Nicole gets cuter and cuter.

Susan Sundwall said...

We have a divorce pending - a son. So sad and frustrating. I should seek out that book! Yes - Linda - angels, not coincident. Hugs.

Joanne Noragon said...

I don't believe in coincidence. I hope the young woman's world went better.

Sheree Nielsen said...

Linda, I call that "A God Thing."

Lynn said...

I love when those things happen!

Debra Mayhew said...

What an amazing story, Linda! How nice that you could be there at just the right time to encourage her.

Tammy said...

What a cool coincidence, Linda! Also love the picture of Nicole. It looks like she's flying.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Your post dovetails beautifully with mine---great minds! We're on the same wavelength. You've proven the point that we just never know who the Universe will send our way. I'm glad it sent you to that young woman.

Alice said...

Quoting Clint Eastwood's famous line in Dirty Harry, "Go ahead, make my day!" Looks like you made hers. Good for you!

Judy SheldonWalker said...

I've got goosebumps. How awesome!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.