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A Napa Limo Story With A Broken Heart
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I was driving one day in the town of Napa trying to find a place to access a computer and check my email. I was working on a wine tour and I had a stretch limousine, so finding a good place to park near the Kinko's Fed Ex was another consideration. I found a space in a neighborhood residential area and saw an open area in front of some man's home. He was actually watching me and I checked to see his body language if he was pissed about me parking this big limo in front of his house.

We both made eye contact as I got out and he said something kind of funny to me like, "I thought you were sent to me from the clearinghouse to tell me I won the lottery!" No, I shrugged and laughed as we both did pondering in my mind the novelty and meaning of a limo that was parked in front of his house. I remember thinking I wish there was something special I could do cause he seemed like a nice man, an average American at home in the middle of the day and maybe just maybe in need of something special, but I just asked him if it was cool to park the limo there and he said, "sure its cool" then I walked to the kinkos around the corner

My own story was that I had to check online to see if a bill got paid but really I had been heart broken because my girlfriend and I had split up and she was moving and things just did not end well. Like most people we sometimes just have to go to work but my emotional state was pretty tore up, just below the surface and all most anything could trigger a wave of feeling and I was hardly in my body and my mind was elsewhere

I had hoped that there was someway maybe she might have contacted me so I checked my email in a sense of hopefulness there might be a message from her. Love does a lot of things to us but even if something does not make sense I did not want to give up. Needless to say, there was no message from her waiting for me and though not surprised I walked out a little disappointed and sad but somehow before I let that feeling engulf me totally I said, "God do something good with this?" In other words don't let my love and energy and good will I feel, die. It was just a little prayer but I wanted to see something good come from my hope and the caring I had in my heart and I wish somewhere in the Universe it would matter.

Well, when I got back to the place where my limo was parked that man was still out there and he said to me, "hey mister, would you do something very special for me?" His sincerity and open heart caught my attention and I said, "Okay, what can I do?" He said its my little girls birthday today and it would be everything to her and me if you would give her and her friends a ride in your limo. I thought about it for a minute and I know how much children love to be in limos and I had a few minutes and it felt very natural to say Yes! He did not even offer me a few bucks, which most people might and I thought maybe he was out of work even and for a minute I felt like I was a part of his family.

His wife or girlfriend came out and several kids that were friends of his little daughter were so happy as they got into the limo. He came over and told me he already told his daughter how he had gotten a limo to drive her and her friends to her grandmother's house for her birthday party. I thought that man was pretty sure of himself because he said that to her before he asked me even, but I could tell this was all in some sort of divine plan. As we drove several miles in the limo with the Dad leading the way in his truck I was starting to be overcome by the sheer joy of those kids playing and having fun in the limo. It started to cause my own heart and the sadness I was feeling to open up and I could hardly hide the tears I was feeling because this was another form of love and my own sense of perhaps a passing love because of my situation just had to be let out.

I also tuned into my own relationship with my daughter who is 27 and how I wished I could have shared moments like this with her and her friends, but for other reasons that could not happen. So there was just this wave of healing that came over me when I saw this man's happiness and all the joy a simple limo ride could do for all these people. Then I realized this whole experience was connected to that little thought I had sent out when I left kinko's for God to do something good with the energy and love in my heart. That really made me go on another level because I knew God or some Angels had heard me, or how they were right near where we are. It was so real and magical how love can be transformed.

I dropped them off and they were so happy and grateful and I had to keep it together a little just to say goodbye. When I drove off I felt a huge feeling of love and sadness and feeling truly connected to life and I saw many things that I did not really understand about my life. I thought about my daughter, my girlfriend and I saw how to those kids they had such a joy in their faces and I felt how proud and thankful that man was.

I saw how in spite of what I was going through God had been able to bring some good to others and it taught me a lesson how not to be afraid about how my own life was going to work out and how love never really leaves it just changes forms and we have to be willing to follow it where it leads. Just for that day, for those moments I was really in touch with the power and mystery of Love.

It seems like nothing really changed, on some levels I could still feel some sadness, that did not just go away but something had entered in my heart also. It became clear that something that gave me hope and allowed me to see the beauty in love and its journey. Nothing may have changed in my actual situation so it seemed but yet everything had changed, there was magic and a joy and a purpose to love and its unpredictable ways. I was going to be all right I knew.

Later on I knew that the man had believed something special was going to happen to him when the limo pulled up. He was right! There are no accidents. Also it was amazing to see how fast God had arranged this whole scene to show me his power in my life and to teach me about hope. How many little stories about life are weaved together and how we are all connected in this journey in some way. I feel blessed. I hope you are too.

Ron Henry

Street Talk

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