What started as a typical Saturday morning at a Starbucks turned into a beautiful situation that has left me a little off kilter - in that life altering, heart bursting, soul expanding kind of way. As I sat with my hot tea, waiting on my new clients to walk through the door I had no idea what was about to happen.
I got there early to grab a table and get myself together so that I looked somewhat professional. After about 10 minutes, I looked up and saw a handsome young man walk in, followed by his mom. I recognized him from a picture I had seen on FaceBook so I walked up and introduced myself.
I immediately noticed that Sam had an amazing smile that started at his mouth and poured out of his eyes. My first thought when I saw this smile was "Wow, he is sunlight in human form."
As soon as I introduced myself, he walked over and gave me a hug. This. This is the moment that I knew my life was about to be changed for the better.
Since then, I have had the opportunity to spend time with both Sam and his mom (and even met his dad) and every time I leave with the understanding that I have just spent time with people who personify "beauty". They have beautiful souls. They have beautiful characters. They have beautiful spirits. But more than that, they make YOU feel loved - even as a stranger. And THAT is beautiful!
Oh, and did I mention that Sam is an impressive golfer? 54 holes in 2 days in 98 degrees...Piece of Cake for this guy!
Sam - I hope you have an amazing Senior year! Thank you for being so amazingly you and for replacing my handshake with a hug!