Anniversary Of Father’s Death
My story happened many years ago and yet it’s something that I will remember for the rest of my life. It even happened before I knew about the Secret.
I was a delivery driver for a very well known transportation company in New England. I was also a student and working many, many hours a week to survive. One day I arrived in an office complex to deliver documents and I had asked where a certain receptionist was since I hadn’t seen her for almost 2 days. One of the ladies mentioned that her father had passed on Wed. and that she is taking some time to bereave. My heart melted because she was my age (21 years old) and I couldn’t fathom losing my father so early in life. Well, she came to work about a week later like nothing was wrong. She was a very professional person and knew that life went on. I thought about sending her my condolences, but thought twice about it since she never mentioned it and I didn’t want to upset her any further. I also thought for a spilt second that ‘wow her father died on my birthday’ (that Wed. March 2nd).
Another year had passed and I completely forgot about her father passing away. I remember having to work on my birthday the next year too. Well, I was very upbeat and wanted to share my birthday with everyone on my route. This certain office complex I couldn’t wait to get to and announce my special day. However, once I arrived the receptionist was very distant and absolutely rude. I was completely taken back and very irritated, but went on my merry way. I will never forget what happened next…. I was walking down the stairs of the building and this overwhelming feeling came to me that there was a reason why today she was so upset. I couldn’t put my finger on it until I got to the bottom of the step and realized what today was…her father had passed the year prior. I hesitated for an instant about whether or not I should go back and say something to her, but I couldn’t resist now even when I was on a time schedule for work. All I could think about is being in her shoes and wanting someone to remember if that was my loss.
Well, when I re-entered the office complex again the look of confusion and bewilderment on her face was priceless. I walked right up to her and told her that I was thinking of her and that I remembered what today was. Within a second she leaped out of her chair with a huge grin and a big hug and said ‘Thank you’. It was a great feeling knowing that my simple words brought so much relief and happiness to her. I felt it was the universe and her father that summoned me back there.
For the life of me I can’t remember if the universe had paid me back for that special moment, but nonetheless it was a very special birthday for me and one I will never forget.