A Simple Gesture, A Sigh of Relief
"Excuse me," came a meek, older female, heavily accented voice. "Does this train go to Broadway?"
"Yes," answered a young female voice.
"Does it go to Colorado?"
"Yes, it goes to Colorado first, then DU, then Louisiana - Pearl, then Broadway, then Alameda."
"Oh. I'm not sure. Will there be announcements?"
"It's okay, I ride this train a lot. I'm going all the way downtown, so why don't you sit with me and I'll let you know where to get off."
I didn't turn around, so I have no idea what these two people look like, but over the course of a few stops and unintentional eavesdropping, I learned the woman is from the Middle East. She's just flown into Denver and this is her third train to get to the station where her ride is waiting. The girl's heritage is Italian, but she's third generation American.
In no time at all, a kind girl eased the mind of a nervous traveler, opened up about herself, and helped someone in need. The woman, for a brief time, had a friend to lighten her load.
What a good day.
The amazing performance by Michael Oliver in Greeley, Colorado. Through music, he is able to tell a very difficult story, and he does it with great talent.
Do you know Winnie-the-Pooh’s real first name? We’re so blessed to have another wonderful reading by Karen Unrue.
Were you the kid (yeah, we all were) that liked to be read to before we went to bed? Karen Unrue gives us the most beautiful telling of “Tigger is Hungry.” Snap it for later if you need.
A quick update on how your donations are being used in Puerto Rico.
This cart contains the worldly goods of a person. This cart has probably seen things most of us would never want to see. Homelessness is a problem. Is there anything we can do?
A random encounter with a Denver artist, Sharon Kumm - and a gift
Today I got a hug from someone who needs a kidney. Let's help find Rachel a kidney.
When you're living on the edge, the smallest setback can become a canyon to cross.
Yes, it's just one cup, but it's still a waste...
A random encounter of two lost souls. One traveling and free, one tethered. Perhaps they've something to learn from one another.
An ancient moment that turned absurd with a throwback to decades past.
A random encounter with a stranger - Marlboro Reds and Steve Jobs. Who'd've thought?
A random encounter with a scared, young, former Mormon girl at the bus station.
What do you do when someone falls out of their seat on the bus and starts convulsing?
A visit to Red Rocks Amphitheater and Dinosaur Ridge plus a short film by Pikazo that gives some perspective to life.
Strangers turn out to have more in common than cold toes. They got the best Christmas presents ever.
What puts someone in a desperate place?
A random encounter on the side of the street after therapy.
Some words of advice from Albert Einstein - Solving problems with new thinking.
A tattoo makes me wonder...
My day's perspective was changed when a man asked for a cigarette.
What is Reality? A conversation with an artist with Synesthesia. Imagine seeing sounds, hearing colors, and tasting shapes. He sees the world differently, and we can see it through his art.
Imagine sitting next to your neighbor that you've never met, on the other side of the country from home, and learning you're working toward similar goals! The universe delivers angels when angels are most needed.