Share a Good Story: Pay it Forward

powder-snow in the rockiesRecently, I suffered a loss that left me feeling blue until the night my neighbor, a jovial man, stopped me in the yard. He was eager to talk and told me a heart-warming tale that I’d like to share. It goes like this.

The Little Bear

I was at the Little Bear, you know, that rustic tavern in the Colorado Rockies that everybody’s been to at least once? Even Wille Nelson’s made a few surprise visits. I was there years ago when I was in my twenties. It was January. The snow was falling. The fire was crackling in the fireplace. You get the picture?

I looked across the bar and  saw the most beautiful women I have ever seen. I mean, I got this big  smile on my face, so big I could almost feel it stretching up to my ears. I couldn’t stop grinning. I couldn’t stop looking at her.

She saw me, walked over and said, “I see you’re in love.”

I told her, yes, I was in love and she said, “So am I.”

We had a wonderful relationship for some time. But I was to young, to immature, to make it last.

Yet to this day I can still  see her smiling, and I wish her all the happiness and love in the world. I know she is somewhere, happy and content, because that is who she is and I am blessed for having known her. 

He was smiling from ear to ear and I could feel what he was feeling. So share your good stories because you never know whose heart you might heal.




2 thoughts on “Share a Good Story: Pay it Forward”

  1. So good! Such self-awareness… Such gentleness about past & present… And acceptance… His garden is big enough to let others grow in the same space, even if not in the same way… Thanks, Karin, for this.

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    1. Your welcome. He reminded me that if you love someone, you love them for who they are, not how they make you feel or what they do for you. – I had forgotten that for a while – its hard to think out my own head sometimes, and see others. Looking forward to your next class.

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