Opportunity

Yesterday, I had the chance to have a meeting downtown at my favorite “cheat-day” getaway…Dim-Sum at Kum Koon Garden…

during lunch…I noticed a woman enjoying a lunch with an severely¬†ill child…

as a father, this broke my heart to see…

the meeting broke and as we made our way to the front of the restaurant, I noticed the line to pay for the curried squid that I just enjoyed, looked to be about 20 deep…

as I stood in line..the young mother came up to the back of the line…carrying her young, very lethargic son…

from nowhere, a gentleman in a suit came immediately to her side…and asked if he could pay her bill for her…

she was stunned by the generosity…and accepted immediately…saving her and her son a long wait, time that could be spent for them in many other ways…

though I know many people who do many great things in Winnipeg and beyond, I was amazed by this generosity…but even more so, the wherewithal of this guy to recognize the opportunity,process and implement such a kind deed.

standing in line, I wondered why this did not occur to me.

and I came to the conclusion that I had my “opportunity blinders” on
I was out of what I saw as an environment to recognize opportunity…

a great lesson learned…opportunity IS ALWAYS THERE.

we just need to keep our blinder off…

To the gentleman who helped this lady and her young son…that was a “top-shelf” good deed…thank you for being part of the fabric of the community that I live in.

To the lady and her young son…I wish you nothing but the very best.

To all of you in the NATION who just read this…

there is more than one lesson to be learned by so many of us, from one simple act of kindness…

my blinders are off…

your pal,

fISH

Comments 2

  1. Wow! What a story! It IS a lesson to each and every one of us to take our blinders off! Sometimes we are so wrapped up in the things we are struggling with, or in the things we are trying to accomplish that we can not see the same struggles/goals in other people’s lives.
    Hardship comes to everyone in many different forms. It is up to us, as human beings, to recognize these, and show compassion, encouragement, and love.
    Again fISH, you have inspired my day…..thank you!

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