I’ve been struggling today. No particular reason, just a culmination of sleep deprivation, grief, and job searching. I didn’t want to wake up early today, and remained grumpy throughout the morning. While in Nashville job hunting, I found myself sitting on a bench in the lobby of a hospital. I was alone, and not really thinking of anything in particular. I suddenly felt someone looking at me, and a tiny old man plopped down beside me on the bench. He looked at me and said “I could say I sat down here because the air conditioning feels good and I’m old, but really I just wanted to sit next to a pretty lady.” I couldn’t help but break into laughter. I was sure I looked like the Grinch just minutes prior. But in one instant my mood was lifted. I saw a glimpse of good in the world, and I love when God reveals himself in little ways. Just a gentle reminder that he is present, and pursuing me in love. We continued to talk about life and health, and he commented on how much life I have left to live. It was as if God was giving me a gentle nudge. You’re still breathing, so breathe life into others with the words you say. It’s as simple as a conversation in a lobby.