There are times you can just tell

charity love
how many seemingly insignificant opportunities slip down the drain?

Teaching last night after dinner, on the top hospital floor, I heard a helicopter. Immediately, intuitively, I said a brief prayer, knowing that it was dark, a helicopter was landing on the roof, and we were at a hospital. This couldn’t be good.

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Note: Occasionally, I’ll take a moment to share why I don’t bring closure to most posts. In this example, my thinking was, “How often do we go through the motions and miss opportunities to help someone, even if only for a second”. If we could, and we don’t…why?

Bonus: And then the hope would be…will thinking about this short, pithy post prompt anyone to try harder tomorrow.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Actually, I work close to a fire station and a police department. A local ambulance company has a facility close by too. Almost each time I hear a siren I say a prayer. I don’t do it every time. While I typed this response, there were two sirens. I said one prayer for both of them.

    Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

  2. David, you’re welcome. A siren sometimes is a false alarm. But when it’s not….. Stopping, even briefly, to say the prayer I created (the one that seemed appropriate the first time I did it), is simply another gift God provides to remind me of my own blessings and to pray for others to know their own blessings as well.

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