Have You Ever Found Love Without Knowing It? One Word, And This Guy Did…Michael Harrell
Two weeks after a hard break up, I had given up on love in general and all the fairy tales I used to dream about while growing up. I had also given up on God himself for allowing a lot of bad things to happen with me. My friends were trying to take me out every day so I didn’t drop into depression…
One night, I went out for dinner with a friend of mine. When we had finished eating, while heading back to the car, we passed by a vintage shop selling rings and bracelets and a bunch of weird things you can never imagine combined in one shop. An old man was sitting outside; apparently the owner, he had the bracelets and rings outside, plated with shining gold.
I approached the stand, started trying on different rings, until I found a big rectangular ring, I tried it and instantly felt that this is what I want.
I had been trying different things for almost 15 minute; once I put this ring into my finger, I knew that I only wanted this ring. It was not the prettiest nor the shiniest, it was simply my ring. I went straight to the old man, told him that I want to pay for it, didn’t even care how much it was. He asked me to give him the ring so he could wipe it with a certain je ne sais quoi substance so it shined more, and I agreed. As he cleaned the ring, I noticed that there was writing that which I hadn’t noticed before. I asked him what it said:
“LOVE,” he said smiling, as if he was able to see through me all the sadness I had inside. He continued: “I have been watching you; you’ve been roaming around for a while and eventually you chose love without knowing it.”
I cannot explain the feeling I encountered at that particular moment, how a simple incident can give back faith in Love and in God at the same time, little did I know that God does work in mysterious ways, and never lets us go even after we do…