Have you noticed I am a little weird?

Well I already know the answer to that question. I have been very different since being a kid. I can assure you that I do not think like you do. My style is “by the hip” and because of this I meet so many amazing people.

Once I met a girl, it was just after returning from a summer of a Job Creation political action tour across the USA . I was riding the Path Train and I was not in the best mood. I sat next to this young woman about 27 years old . She was tiny and quite warm with an open heart.

I looked over at her and saw she was reading one of those self help books about positive thinking. I was utterly appalled. I felt it was the most stupid subject matter I had ever heard of. I asked her why she would read such garbage. She looked up at me and said why would I ask. Her smile was so welcoming and before long we were trading email addresses. Her stop was soon near and she began to prepare her depart. I never knew her mother was sitting just across the way until I saw the mother grab one of her bags for her. She slid through the crowded cab and smiled back and told me to write to her. Over the next few weeks a few things happened. One, I soon found that she was friends with another random friend I made 50 miles away. Second, she told me that at 25 years old she had a massive stroke while working in finance in Germany for a Wall St Company. She had lost everything that a young woman could ever want. She had been engaged, she had wealth , and she had success. She lost it all. I had not talked to her for a few years now but I always remember how she changed my negative attitude one day into a positive one.

Today she wrote to me . She had written a book. Here is the link to the website.


I probably still do not believe most of what she believes but I can tell you that she changed me for the better one afternoon.

Thanks for using me as a roofer.

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