When you hear that little voice, that “something” that seems to tell you to do a certain thing, do you do it? A few days ago, I was in the grocery store to pick up some salad fixings and other items. But, it wasn’t until I was driving home that I realized I must’ve gotten sidetracked, and I hadn’t picked up any lettuce, I remembered I had some in my fridge so I kept going home. Nevertheless, when I opened my fridge, I discovered that the lettuce was spoiled!
Then, “something” said, “Go back out and get some lettuce.” I didn’t really want to, but, the voice seemed to insist. And, I did have a taste for salad. So, I got in my car and decided to drive to a store I rarely go to, in order to get some gasoline along the way.
As soon as I arrived at the store, I grabbed the lettuce, and was ready to head to the cashier. But then, “something” told me to pick up some turkey at the deli counter. While I was waiting for my order to be filled, a woman came up next to me. And, I was trying not to stare, but she looked familiar, like an old friend. After debating whether to approach her, I finally said, “You look like someone I know, where are you from?” “New York,” she said. “I’m from Chicago,” I answered, a bit disappointed. Then she told me, “Oh, I have family in Chicago. Their last name is Brown but you know there are a whole lot of Browns in the world,” My ears started perking up. “My family name is Brown too! Where does your family live?” I asked. I was getting excited. And when she said “Drexel Square,” my mouth dropped. I knew.
Turns out her grandmother’s sister was my grandmother’s sister-in-law! We were related! But, we had never known each other because her family moved away when she was a baby. Can you imagine!? I actually met the long-lost cousin I never knew I had, while at the deli section of a grocery store. And on top of that, we also discovered that we now live only 5 minutes away from each other! Amazing, huh!? You never know where life might lead you when you listen to that little “voice.”