Recently Ashley had surgery, and is recovering now. While waiting for the surgery to be completed, as usually happens, waiting room conversations happened. People I’ve never seen before, and may never again, connected for a few minutes.
Some choose to believe these moments are random, but I don’t. I believe that God orders the believer’s steps, which means I was meant to meet them. It’s not that I said anything profound, but somehow for a few minutes we brought each other something, even if it was the gift of distraction.
If you can distract someone for a few minutes from their situation, circumstance, or trial, it’s beneficial. The next time you’re in a waiting room, please make an effort to talk. It’s possible that someone may need to talk about anything, other than what they’re there for.