After I finished shopping, I used the freephone in the supermarket to call the minicab. The cab controller told me I'd have to wait half an hour for one. I told him I didn't mind waiting. I thought I would while away the time by reading the newspaper I usually get for my mother but I didn't find the stories interesting.
Then I thought to myself that since Love is all there is, there is no time but Love. I'm not waiting for anything I'm simply enjoying Love's many expressions.
I remembered I had a book in my bag called The Prospering Power of Love by Catherine Ponder. I read it years ago but I recently picked it up again to re-read certain chapters. I took the book out to read.
Just at that moment a woman arrived with her shopping trolley. She asked if she could sit beside me on the bench and I moved over to accommodate her. She said she'd just called a cab and they told her one would be arriving shortly. I told her they'd told me I had to wait for 30 minutes. I presumed mine would arrive before hers.
When I noticed my friend had several bottles of spring water I asked her if she likes bottled water. She said she takes tablets which she prefers to drink with cold water. I asked her how long those would last her for and she said two weeks. She asked me what I was reading and I showed her the book.
"Most people don't realise how powerful that emotion is for all areas of our lives," she said. "You have to have faith in it."
"I agree," I said. "Love can work so many wonders in all aspects of our lives if we just become aware of it."
Our conversation was soon interrupted by a car pulling up. The name the driver called out was my friend's name. I told the driver I had ordered a cab before her and mine hadn't arrived. I asked him to call their office and enquire why mine hadn't arrived. After the driver had put my friend's shopping in the car boot, he suggested that if I didn't mind I could share the cab. He would drop my friend off first. My friend didn't mind at all and neither did I.
It actually was a very easy journey for the driver as the direction he went meant he avoided the traffic. After dropping my friend off, he went down another road that didn't have much traffic. There were lots of police cars parked on the side of the road and part of it cordoned off signifying some earlier incident. Maybe that's why my cab had got "lost.".
As I see it, the power of Love was working for everyone's good: I got to meet a lovely lady who understood the power of love and I didn't have to wait for another cab; and the driver not only had an easy journey, he got to earn himself double fare.
Love is the only time there is.
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