The Greatest Lessons

I saw him out of the corner of my eye as I was rounding an aisle in a store. It took me a second to realize I knew him. He had one of those faces that was hard to forget and a name I couldn’t remember.

After a moment it dawned on me he might be the little cobbler I visited a couple of months ago when my shoes needed to be repaired. I asked him; “Are you the gentleman who owns the shoe store in Mount Pleasant?” He replied in the affirmative.  I told him; “thanks for fixing my shoes several weeks back.”  “How’s business?” I inquired. “Slow, he said, ‘but enough to keep an eighty-seven year old man busy.”  A few moments and comments later we parted ways, I told him; “goodbye” and if I ever needed my shoes fixed again he’d be the man I’d find. “Thank you, he replied, ‘hopefully I’ll still be alive to fix them. Everyday is a gift and a surprise.” I smiled, thought for a moment then said; “I believe that’s true for all of us.

It’s always surprising to me how and who wisdom uses to teach, re-teach and reinforce some of its most important lessons.

@BrianLoging (Twitter)



About is a place for sojourners walking this spiritual path called life. - Brian Loging,, is lead writer at tWS. He is also a speaker, author, poet.

Posted on November 11, 2015, in Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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