I love a happy ending.

On March 4, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Charisse


You can call it a coincidence; I call it another one of God’s little miracles.

I pray about everything. I pray for a good hair day and a decent parking spot. I also thank God for the little things as well as the big things. I thank him for a sunny day and a great parking place as well as for loving me so much despite all of my iniquities. When I tell people that I’ve witnessed more small miracles than I can count as owner of Johnny’s Bar & Grill many shake their heads and say, “Miracles, in a bar? Seriously?” You bet.

I received a note from a woman who lost her iPad in the bar the previous evening and I immediately said a prayer. I told God that I hoped she had misplaced it instead of it being pilfered by a creep who had infiltrated my establishment. I take it very personally when bad things happen to people while they are enjoying themselves in my place of business, even when it is completely out of my control.

The next day the young lady sent me a message on the Johnny’s Facebook and was obviously distraught. I told her that I would check my surveillance videos to see if I could catch someone in the act of stealing her iPad. Since I already had a lot on my plate, I wasn’t looking forward to the job. I was waiting for information as to where she was sitting and what time she thought it had gone missing when I made a shopping trip to our local Staples store. Between the bar and my writing business I spend a lot of time there and many of the clerks know that I own Johnny’s.

While my items were being rung up one of the salesman who frequents the bar asked me if anyone had reported a missing iPad. I told him that yes; a woman’s iPad disappeared when she was there last week. Imagine my shock when he told me that he found it in the parking lot behind the bar. “She will be thrilled to know that it’s been found,” I told him. He gave me his phone number and I went to my computer as soon as I got home and sent her message on Facebook. She was delighted and wrote a post about how happy she was. Her mother even sent me a note of thanks.

I, however, don’t deserve the thanks. God put me in the right place at the right time and a wonderfully honest man, Andrew, returned the young lady’s property. They get all the credit. The only thing I can take credit for is keeping Johnny’s in prayer. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. When we do He always takes care of us.


2 Responses to I love a happy ending.

  1. This blog won’t render properly on my apple iphone – you might wanna try and fix that

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