Not "Mere" Coincidence
Posted by Pavi Mehta on Nov 12, 2014
Today I had lunch at a small Vietnamese joint I frequent. In walk two guys in corporate uniform (slacks, pressed shirts) who sat at the adjacent table to mine, and who I thought were throwing me critical glances.
I finish my meal and the waitress tells me that the bill is paid for by the same gentlemen, and to look at the card they left in the bill pocket (attached).
I was touched; I walked over and both men extended their hands and smiled, completely unsolicited. Goes to show you that kindness and reciprocity do exist in this world. I promised them both I would pay it forward 2x.
Made my day. Now it's time to make someone else's.
I smiled big, delighted by the unchoreographed perfection of the Universe at play. A few hours later reading the ServiceSpace feed my smile grew even bigger. There was a post that night about Aman and Deven tagging a random person with a Smile Card at a cafe in Los Angeles. His name was -- Gunther.
Coincidence may be a higher intelligence's mode of anonymity, but every once in a awhile, we catch a tell-tale glimpse of the vast, playful and profound energy behind-the-scenes that leaves its invisible fingerprints on everything...and it's impossible not to smile.