Thursday, October 14, 2010

No Accidents


I've probably written 10 blog posts with that title, but I don't care. Not enough can be made of the "law" of no accidents!

I just heard a great story about a man that had a simple question for one of his health care professionals. He knew he could just call and any number of people on the other end of the phone could answer the question, but something told him to go in and talk to the doctor personally, even though he didn't have an appointment. He went in, waited to get seen when there was just a couple free minutes between appointments, and he asked the doctor how he was doing. The doctor told him the truth: not good. The doctor explained the situation and of course, the man without the appointment held a vital part of the solution to the problem.

Such a beautiful reminder to ask each other, "How are you?" and then to listen to the answer. Such a beautiful reminder to tell each other how we really are doing, never knowing how others may fit into the story simply by showing up. Such a beautiful reminder of love.

11 comments:

courtneywrites said...

Carrie, I'm dying to know more about this story!!!

Deb Shucka said...

Every day miracles are available just for the listening - the paying attention. What a great story.

kario said...

You are so right! That reciprocity is what matters, isn't it? Even when we think we're the ones who need an 'answer,' it is so important to listen to others.

Love.

deb said...

all of these little "no accidents" are the truly incredible encounters and connections.
we have to remember to be engaged and ready and willing .

jess said...

You don't know it, but you - and this post were at dinner with me last night. Were your ears burning?

Jerri said...

"Such a beautiful reminder of love."

That sums you up, my friend: a beautiful example of love.

Laura said...

sweet Carrie...how are you?

I love your story, we just had a long conversation about mistakes (aka accidents, sort of on the buddha chick site) here's a link you might enjoy what others had to say
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=wall&id=100000343111790&story_fbid=110840888979621#!/topic.php?uid=101658313232298&topic=19

I know, long link, just copy paste it should take you there....I think you'd like this fb group...really terrific group of women.

Kim said...

I want to know more details of that story! Such a wonderful reminder. Love this.

Wanda said...

You never know when what you know might be the answer. No?

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Perfect story, perfect photo to go with it. xo

Nick said...

Based on several of your posts that I happened upon (from a Google search on "love"), I think you might particularly enjoy the work of Frank Andrews. He has just released a twentieth anniversary edition of The Art and Practice of Loving: Living a Heartfelt Yes (http://www.heartfeltyes.com).

I hope you're loving all that you're doing!