B: Knock knock.
A: Who’s there?
B: It’s me.
A: I knew it was you, you always come by about this time.
B: Well my day is hardly complete if I don’t pass through here.
A: If you say so.
B: So how are you today, although I know you are always doing good.
A: You said it. How are you as I know you always have something to talk about.
B: Well, better than most times really, the sun seems to be shining on my side of the world today.
A: That’s very good to hear. But really the sun shines everyday.
B: True, but sometimes it’s too hot, other times, not hot enough, sometimes, like today, it’s just right.
A: You may have a point there, but its purpose is to give light and it does that everyday, even when it’s cloudy. The intensity does vary but how it is perceived has to do with your state of mind, don’t you think?
B: You got me there; you always have all the answers.
A: When you have been around as long as I have, you tend to know a lot of things.
B: That’s why I come by here everyday.
A: How’s your wife?
B: Oh she’s doing ok. We are having one of our better spells. Your advice on patience really helped. I am learning more about love everyday as I appreciate her more. I really am thankful for her.
A: That’s good to hear. Like I said the commitment can be challenging but it is ultimately a precious gift if you can get it right.
B: And like you said getting it right starts by realising it’s not all about me and by learning to give more.
A: You are a good student. That rule applies to every relationship in life you know.
B: Maybe, but it’s difficult to be that way with some of my co-workers and neighbours.
A: I suppose so, but imagine if everyone applied that rule, you’d be getting as much as you are giving, if not more.
B: Right again. A recipe for world peace huh?
A: Yes, it’s what I have always hoped for.
B: The news today is bleak, not much good there. Politicians! I had to switch off the radio midway into the reports.
A: Like the sun, it depends on how you view what is news. The world has decided that bad news is the main news while most of the good news goes un-noticed.
B: Yes, and this creates a lot of tension and anxieties, leaving a lot of people with wrong perceptions.
A: Truth is that most good news happens on a personal level, while bad news happens collectively. Also not many people know what is good and what is bad.
B: You are right. I’m still making my choices. I suppose it’s a continuous process.
A: Well the truth is the truth. Some people like to sweep it under the carpet because of their selfish desires.
B: I can’t argue with that. It’s hard to argue with you on any topic.
A: It is healthy to debate issues; wisdom often presents herself in the discourse.
B: I suppose that makes shared experience a precursor to wisdom?
A: Sometimes. It depends on who, what and how the experiences are perceived.
B: Back to the perception of good and bad?
A: It always comes back to that.
B: And where does purpose come in?
A: It’s all around. Without purpose everything crumbles.
B: I’m still wondering what my purpose is.
A: Good to hear you are even thinking, many don’t. If you search, you will find it.
B: I was expecting some help from you on that, as you know everything.
A: Well since you asked, I will help you. Most people just run the race thinking it’s all about survival. Some look for purpose but dream up big philosophical ideas. Few realize it starts with the little things and people all around them; at work, at home, among friends and in the community. That’s where Mother Theresa and all the other unsung heroes started.
B: You mean it’s back to “the good and bad, not about me, and giving discourse” again.
A: You learn fast. I hope you practice what you learn.
B: That’s the challenge, and I suppose that’s why I come here everyday. The more I hear it, the more I’m convinced of it and the more I’m encouraged to do it.
A: You can always depend on me for all that and much more.
B: I know. Thank you Lord.
A: I bless you.