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1)- This just left me in wonder, God works in mysterious ways. I went to pick up dad from somewhere, sister decided to come along. I parked in the front and dashed in the building to get him. When I came back, I found a 20 dollar bill on the ground. I call my sister's attention to it, look around and there is no other car near me, neither is anybody walking nearby. I intended to leave it there but sister picks it up and doesn't say anything. My dad and I are both looking at her, expecting her to go inside the building and give it to the front desk. She looks up at us and says what? We insist to her for 5 mins to just go give it to the front desk and since she has previously worked in a similar setting, she says the company is going to keep it for themselves, I will give it to charity. After a little more back and forth, we let it go.

I always see these kind of things as a test so I was not too happy with letting her keep it even if it was a small sum.

Fast forward a couple of days and we go out to eat for Eid. When we get our food and walk outside, we spot a frail, disabled homeless person, who looked very sad. :/ Since he was not asking for any money, sister thought he might take it as an insult if she gave him the bill. So we walk past him but something odd happens, he passes us and then just kind of stands there. We keep walking but then right as the light appears to cross the sidewalk, sister runs back and gives him the money saying you can buy some lunch with this. I don't know what made her change her mind. The guy started tearing up, slowly extended his hand like if he moved too fast, it would disappear, smiled, and said God bless you.

At that moment it felt like that 1 small note was meant to be his from the beginning and we were just a medium who carried it for 60 miles. In my gut, it felt right and my sister and I just smiled at each other. It was a small but a wondrous moment.

Story # 2:

I entered the elevator of the hotel while two young boys were chatting away. They hush as soon as I enter and I can feel their eyes on me. One who was braver than the other, asks me. "Are you playing a part in a play?" Me: What?, starts cracking up. I was wearing Pakistani clothes for my friend's wedding. I look at him amusingly and say no, I am going to a wedding. He still had a confused look on his face so I explain further, it is a Bengali wedding. Him: "Ohhh..... I don't know what that is." At that point we reach the ground floor and I get out laughing.
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Updated Sep 9th, 2017 at 04:00 AM by aqua70

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  1. LP's Avatar
    Story 1- it's a blessing to be able to help someone.
    Story 2-
    Their not knowing about it is strange though as people from all over the world live there.
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  2. NavAhmed's Avatar
    Truly we are all just mediums in the complex ways destiny works!
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  3. NavAhmed's Avatar
    and yes we all are playing our respective parts in the wider play...
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  4. Bobby1's Avatar
    My friend Bridgette says that the money does not belong to anyone, we are just in charge ofYour dad is a lucky man. how it is spent. Your dad is a lucky man.
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  5. Cheegum's Avatar
    Was at a pak-bangla wedding recently. Man do bengalis dress fancy or what!
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  6. aqua70's Avatar
    @LP the diversity is in pockets of areas and the wedding was not in one of them. They may have had classmates of different ethnicities but I wouldn't be surprised if they had never seen one wearing a traditional dress, their response was pretty cute though.

    @NavAhmed Indeed.

    @Bobby1 Going off of money not belonging to anyone, I also like the view of Native Americans, land doesn't belong to any one individual. When I first understood the concept of selling and collecting taxes on a piece of land, the idea seemed so bizarre to me like how did people fall for such a scheme in the beginning when money was invented... just how? Now like everyone else, I am accustomed to it.

    @Cheegum Maybe you just went to wedding of some rich people who happened to be Bengali.
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  8. Bobby1's Avatar
    The modern economy is the genius of the white men who has made us all into willing economic slaves. Canada has so much land yet prices of land are super inflated. When I go camping I sometimes wish to sleep in the SUV by the side of the mountain or lake or ocean and I am not even allowed to do that.
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  9. aqua70's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby1
    The modern economy is the genius of the white men who has made us all into willing economic slaves. Canada has so much land yet prices of land are super inflated. When I go camping I sometimes wish to sleep in the SUV by the side of the mountain or lake or ocean and I am not even allowed to do that.
    Today is a momentous day bobby uncle, we agree on something.
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  10. Bobby1's Avatar
    [QUOTE=aqua70;bt931193]Today is a momentous day bobby uncle, we agree on something. :hehe:[/QUOTE]

    I know you secretly agree on a lot more..lol. I don't believe in idealism and believe in changing with times and environment to survive and thrive. People should know to deal with change.
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  11. aqua70's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby1
    I know you secretly agree on a lot more..lol. I don't believe in idealism and believe in changing with times and environment to survive and thrive. People should know to deal with change.
    Yo bobby uncle, aise ilzaam tou na lagayein ab. Lol
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