Served by Grace

A thin place story

When the universe sends you exactly what you need, why would you say no?

Last summer my friend, Etienne, had a pretty rough week. He was at a turning point in his life, with lots of uncertainties ahead. Stresses from work challenged his usual ability to stay calm and to see joy in any situation.

He decided that some time on the patio at Dow’s Lake would be the perfect way to relax and look for inspiration. During his quiet meal he looked out over the lake, watching canoes ripple through the water and people strolling along the Rideau Canal. He enjoyed the peaceful scene, but unsettled uncertainties still rankled.

Then he got that feeling. The special energy of the moment told him to open his eyes and pay attention. 

He said, “I looked at my bill, and I laughed! Take a look!” 



When the universe sends you grace, why would you say no?

About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on July 23, 2010, in Photography and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: