I came across an article (thanks to an Anonymous commenter!) where a violinist played 6 beautiful Bach pieces.
Only 6 people stopped to listen, and the young man made $32.
A couple of children pointed and wanted to watch him, but the parents quickly rushed them to get going. I guess when you are a child, everything seems new to you - things that we actually take for granted!
So, it turns out that this young man's name is Joshua Bell. Heard of him?
His violin was worth $3.5 million dollars. Just two days ago he sold out a theater in Boston - seats averaged $100!
Getting the idea? He is one of the greatest musicians in the world.
Do we stop and appreciate the little things in life? We perceived this young man to be rugged and it made us feel uneasy, when in reality, he was sharing his gift of intricate musical pieces!
My mission to you all is to pause everyone once in a while, and appreciate the simplicity we take for granted!