“A phenomenal life is where everything you touch and everything you do changes and alters and makes everything better for you and everybody you come in contact with.”
~ Gary M Douglas
As a guitarist, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost.
I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.
I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.
The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man.
And as I played ‘Amazing Grace,’ the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my guitar and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.
As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”
Apparently, I’m still lost…
(Source: Facebook…of course)
“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“Everything is as it appears to be and nothing is as it appears to be.” ~ Access Consciousness
The musician ended up somewhere else other than where he meant to go….but he did make a huge contribution to the lives of a few living men.His intention was an honourable one.
It is always the intention behind the act that really matters.
So was it really a mistake????
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