This is the 2nd chapter of
“Synchronicity: A Divinely Orchestrated Journey”
I will be releasing 1 chapter online a day for the next 40 days.
People and events are rarely
Who and what we think they are.
They are more meaningful,
More worth our attention.
Part of some finely choreographed, eternal dance
That we would be wise to bow down before
In gratitude and humility.
The beginning of the high school wrestling season is a great time of the year.
It is the time of year when all wrestlers anxiously await the magic of having their hard work transformed into success.
Even though my two sons have graduated, I still follow the Long Island high school wrestling scene very closely.
It is great to see the young wrestlers whom I witnessed work hard for so many years develop and become successful.
It is the night before the start of the 2015-2016 High School season.
I send a text to a father of an up and coming young wrestler; a wrestler who is about to get rewarded for his years of hard work and effort.
His junior season starts tomorrow.
“Your son ready for the season?” I text.
A text immediately comes back,
“He’s decided not to wrestle this year.”
Obviously, this is a joke meant to stir up the “imagine” gene in me.
“No, really – who is his first match against?” I ask.
“No, really. He says it’s not worth it anymore. He says that he has plateaued and hasn’t been able to get to the next level. That all the work he is putting in is not bearing fruit, so he is going to quit,” he responds.
“What is your address?” I ask. “I’m coming over.”
A return text appears with his address and the question, “Are you sure?”
It is then I realize it’s after 10 pm and he lives forty-five minutes away.
“I’m sure – see you in 45 minutes,” I send back.
“Thank you,” he replies.
Synchronicity is the 4th book in the “Every Breath is Gold” Memoir series.
#1 – 6 Minutes Wrestling with Life
#2 – AGAIN
#3 – Your Soul Knows
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