The People You Touch With NOW

I wish I had gotten his name. He was 72 and so was his wife. In all those years she had kept all her teeth. He wasn’t so lucky. He looked great for his age. He had 2 grown sons that I’m pretty sure he was trying to hook me up with since they “had a complexion like” mine. He seemed to choose otherwise when he found out how old I was. His youngest was 48, perhaps a little old for me,and he lived in Texas, a little far of a commute. I also learned that one was a stock broker and the other managed hospitals, both out of work. “Things are bad now in this country, ” he said.  Talk about being fully present. I had gotten on the bus with full intention to write drafts of emails I was crafting when something told me to sit in the seat near the front. The bus was pretty empty so I didn’t think it would make much difference. It made a difference to him. 
He was looking for someone to talk to. He was very sweet and I could tell that he had tried to engage the other 3 people on the bus to no avail. My theme for the week is NOW. So I put my phone down and listened to him. 

  
His wife was newly diagnosed with cancer. I assumed Breast cancer but he didn’t specify. She had already had surgery and was doing the chemo part at Sloan Kettering. She was excited about the donuts on the 6th floor. Whatever keeps her smiling! Sometimes it’s just the little things. 
Whether you acknowledge it or not, we are all connected. The universe asked me to sit there in that seat though any other time I would have sat way in the back by myself. For those few minutes, I was to take care of that man with smiley blue eyes. We are all friends and that man is someone’s father, someone’s husband, someone’s friend. I may never see him again but for those moments we were connected. I could have missed that comment buried in a book or in my phone, but NOW was all I had with him. How many NOWs do you miss with the people you love in your life?

Published by: Angela Hubbs

www.angelahubbs,com I am a Fitness Professional! I want to empower the world. I believe in total fitness, mind, body and spirit! Challenge your body, empower your life! I have always been involved in health and fitness in someway since my first job as a lifeguard. I have lived and taught all over the world in places such as Iceland, Alaska, Hawaii. I now call New York City home where I not only teaches classes of varying styles, but she teaches other fitness professionals the secrets to empowering others. Through my travels I have realized that in order to achieve total body fitness and well being you need an all compassing fitness program and more importantly, it needs to be fun! I endeavor to encompass all facets of health into a program that personally suits to your body and your lifestyle all while making it enjoyable. Besides teaching individual and small groups, I also teach other professionals the secrets to creating not just a workout but an experience. I have a degree in Human Communication from the University of Alaska and as a Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher and Pilates Instructor, I am able to incorporate my knowledge to create a safe and effective workout experience whether it is one of the many classes I teach around the world or sessions in the privacy of your home. It isn’t just the workout that makes working with me an incredible experience, it’s my positive attitude on life and endless optimism that keeps all my students and clients coming back for more. Even when you don’t see me for a physical workout, my blog The Biff Chronicles and YouTube Channel will inspire you to live better in every aspect of your life. Through her travels she has realized that in order to achieve total body fitness and well being you need an all compassing fitness program and it needs to be fun! Angela Hubbs encompasses all facets of health into a program that personally suits to your body and your lifestyle all while making it enjoyable. She also teaches other professionals the secrets to creating not just a workout but an experience. She has a degree in Human Communication from the University of Alaska and as a Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher and Pilates Instructor, Angela is able to incorporate her knowledge to create a safe and effective workout experience whether it is one of the many classes she teaches around the world or sessions in the privacy of your home. It isn’t just the workout that makes working with Angela an incredible experience, it’s her positive attitude on life and endless optimism that keeps all her students and clients coming back for more. Even when you don’t see her for a physical workout, her daily blog will inspire you to live better in every aspect of your life.

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