We had our windows replaced last week. A father – son team did the work. They were polite, skillful, and I had to admire the way they treated each other. The son deferring to his father when he had a problem, and the father respecting his son’s strength for the heavy lifting.
Because of the strangers, our neighbor’s dog went crazy. His barking was incessant. I kept thinking surely he will tire of this and restore the neighborhood to peace. He didn’t, and it was becoming increasingly annoying. I was trying to work and it was nearly impossible to concentrate.
I remarked to the younger man about how irritating the barking was.
“He’s just doing his job, protecting his home. You can’t fault him for that.” He said in a lighthearted manner.
I was impressed. The simple transformation in my attitude caused by his sunny outlook changed my annoyance to a smile.
I must remember Blessings on the Journey can come from chance meetings with people who touch our lives for only brief moments if we open our hearts.