I had the funniest thing happen during a date recently. In fact, it had NOTHING at all to do with the date. It had everything to do with my new job and accidentally running into a former colleague who might be a huge asset to my company. I hadn’t seen him in about 15 years, but during a date ran into him. He told me he can help me out in a big way in my new position. Those of you who know me well, know that I call this synchronicity. To delve deeper into this word, I truly believe when I am following my correct “life path” in a spiritual sense, then synchronicity happens very often. For me, it’s usually during dates. I run into an old friend or have a familiar common situation with someone making me feel comfortable in a smaller world.
I had a run this morning referred to as a “kidney run”. Basically, the run makes monies to support a kidney health charity. I was telling my friend whom I run with that the first “kidney run” I ever did about 4 years ago was when I had a date with a boy the night before who went into a very detailed description of his kidney disease. It was a sad story, one in which he had suffered a lot from a rare disorder affecting his kidneys to the point his ex-wife had actually given him one of her functioning kidneys, an act I am most impressed with I must say. She didn’t even ask for it back after the divorce. But I digress… The oddly coincidental part of the story for me was that here I was on a date with a boy I had met on-line and he was describing his kidney disease and I was saying to him, “Oh gosh, tomorrow morning I’m doing a kidney run.” Silly story, but certainly synchronicity.
I once dated a boy I met on-line who had worked with a colleague of mine. When I told her I was dating him (as he said I could tell her hello), she exclaimed “Oh my gosh, how is he? He is such a great guy. How is his mother?” Please refer back to my “Don’t date the Momma’s boy” blog. Needless to say, it didn’t last with this boy.
One of my favorite synchronicity dating stories is very old school. Before there was internet dating there was a coffee shop in NY City where I could go and fill out a paper profile and pick boys profiles in binders and we could meet anonymously at the coffee shop to decide if we liked each other. Well, I got a call that a boy had picked my profile and I agreed to meet him for coffee. I did see on his paper that he graduated from the same college as I, but it was a big enough school, so I didn’t think much of it. That was until I walked in and met him and he exclaimed “Oh Leslie, I’m so glad, I knew it was you!” Turns out that despite his 50 pound weight loss, I recognized him as the boy who stalked a girl on my dormitory floor freshman year! Needless to say, I quickly ended that coffee meet up and stayed away from that dating concept.
I tell my synchronicity stories because I do believe not only does God have a sense of humor, but he continuously wants to let me know he approves of my journey. I hope you do too.
Thank you for reading.