Those we discover are the adverse ones. The time we slipped and harm our knee, or the lingering sickness that received’t go away. The gig we didn’t get, or the good friend who’s afraid or lonely.

However we’re surrounded by optimistic accidents as effectively, too many to say. And infrequently, we overlook to say them.

To be born when and the place we have been. To have individuals who give us the advantage of the doubt. To have an opportunity to learn and to talk and to attach. To be surrounded by alternatives that others by no means even dreamed of.

After which, given these alternatives, the efforts expended and the care prolonged. The idea now we have in others, the smile we provide or the contributions we make. All towards neighborhood and risk.

I heard from two of my oldest mates yesterday, in addition to from a dozen new ones. I met every of them by chance. Each occasion opens the door for an additional one.

So many issues to be grateful for. Accidents included.

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