It wasn’t the first time. . .
but it might’ve been one of the most memorable;
Each year in May
Lake Erie Harley Davidson
has a bike blessing. . .
It took place this past Saturday and although the crowd wasn’t overwhelming we had two types of blessings. . .
The first place around 8:45 in the morning for a group of women who were getting ready to make a journey together and I blessed about 20 bikes and their riders. . .
and a little girl and her helmet. . .
A cross that was given to a man by a son who died
A dog named, Mr Hanks
As we began I gave a short little meditation talking about how life really isn’t so much a destination as it is a journey and our best adventures are those trips that have no GPS and take us to places we never even planned or dreamed but arrived with stories to share, anyway. . .
I told them as I was going to come to each of their bikes and give them
MY T W O C E N T S. . .
I had a Baptismal Fount that I had filled with pennies and I reminded them that as much as I was going to give them my two cents they would understand that by receiving these two-not-so-priceless-pennies of their own choosing,
it would serve as a gentle reminder THEY WOULD NEVER BE PENNILESS and to always keep THEIR C E N T S (sense) about them in a world, where on the road, so many others often don’t. . .
The sun was warm.
The sky was blue.
The air was calm.
And I sent each on their way with the admonition to:
KEEP THE SHINY SIDE UP
It was a great day. . .
I got to listen to quite a few people’s bike adventures
as I asked each just how many miles they had on their bikes
and assuring them as a blessing
THAT THEIR BEST MILES WERE THOSE THEY’VE YET TO TRAVEL
I was once again affirmed of what I firmly believe
that everyone has a story to tell that desperately needs to be told
but even more so needs to be heard. . .
I was honored to hear about some of their trips and adventures and the one still yet to be taken. . .
The day after, Mike Stevens, the owner of Lake Erie Harley Davidson sent me the following email, thanking me for my time and securing May 18, 2019 for the next
BIKE BLESSING. . .
He also included the following email from one who had just gotten his bike Blessed:
After Bike blessing—-we had family over for a get together. When everyone left my brother n law Russ and I were talking and I told him about the blessing and gave him 1 cent —–he thought that was great. We decided to go to Valley City to get a burger. We took separate cars . Lisa and I were following Russ and his girlfriend down 252 . We were behind him about fifty feet. He was going down the steep hill on 252. I heard a loud sound and slammed on the brakes in time to avoid a truck in my lane which we avoided –it hit a tree next to us. I jumped out of the car and looked down the hill and saw 100 feet of car parts all over the road –Russ my brother in law was hit by the truck. Wheels off the truck and his car were laying in the road. I noticed Russ’s car at the bottom of the hill off the road and into a tree. Ran down the hill to the car —car was destroyed. Was able to get the door open and get them out . Russ ‘s girlfriend was hurt and Russ was cut up but no stay in hospital . When we were taking them home Russ thanked me for 1cent…
MAGICALLY MONEY. . .
makes C E N T S
(s e n s e)
I made it clear to Mike that I neither had a special powers
nor could distribute them
I mean. . .
R E A L L Y. . .
But I also assured him
that what he did THAT morning
by bringing people together
from all walks of life
with a myriad of their own personal TWO CENT life stories
and put me in a place where I had the honor to hear
T H O S E S T O R I E S
especially one very life-changing one. . .
ABRACADABRA MAGICALLY MIRACLE MOMENT
Pssssssssssssssbsssst of the Day:
We are ALL a part of those Magical Moments
(more than we notice or have the CENTS (sense)to recognize)
. . .and that’s my