Monica J. Griffith

You really never know what is going to happen next – unless, of course, you are Nicholas Cage in the movie ‘Next’! Well, I am not Mr. Cage and my life, while entertaining and adventurous, is not a movie.

I want to share with you a chance meeting I had a few days ago.

My Client Relations Director and I purchased last minute tickets to see the Broadway show STOMP at our local community center. Seems there were only a handful of seats left, but we were able to get two together.

Before the show started, we were perusing the program and the lovely lady sitting next to me started a conversation. We chatted about the upcoming performance, the great seats at the last minute (apparently she ordered hers about the same time we did). Just small talk with a stranger who was seated next to me.

I finally introduced myself and she did as well. I really don’t like talking with people very long if I don’t even know their name! The name then led to more conversation about me being fairly new to Colorado Springs and this is only my second time at the community center. More conversation and then, what brought you to Colorado?

Now we are into my coaching and her work. Hmmm…she asks: Would you be interested in attending a networking meeting for a group I belong to? Of course! I love to meet new people and network.

As it happens, the meeting is in just a couple days and my calendar is open at that time! Who knew! When I introduced myself at the meeting – and thanked her for inviting me – the topic came up of how we met. You know, I felt like I had known her for years rather than days!

Call it fate – call it kismet – call it destiny…I think I’ll call it ‘part of the GREAT plan’!

I don’t know why we were seated next to each other and connected. I don’t know what will come of our chat and the networking event. I don’t know the next phase of ‘the Great Plan’. I’m one to go-with-the-flow and see where it leads.

Here is the question: Are you open to and aware of the ‘accidental’ encounters before you? Are you willing to go-with-the-flow and see where it leads? Try it – and let me know!

By the way – – STOMP was fabulous and it was a wonderful evening out!