“young man, are you happy?”

Just the other day I was standing at the gas pump in Fairdale (pictured below) filling up my car when an older gentleman caught me by surprise.

Unexpectedly, from the adjacent gas pump, he blurted out “young man, are you happy?”

Startled by his voice and volume, it took me a few seconds to process what had just happened.

20140317_113445As I thought it over, I found myself smiling as I confidently responded “Yes sir!”

He then said “Well then at least theres two of us.” And belted out a loud “Woo-hooo!” as he walked away.

And that was it. He got in his car and drove off. I finished pumping my gas, got in my car, and drove off.

As I pulled away, I thought to myself how awesome that turn of events was:

1) I am happy. And it was easy for me to answer that I am happy.

2) That man is happy. He really must be for him to have spoken to me in such a happy way.

3)Psalm 1:1-2 (HCSB) “How happy is the man … his delight is in the Lord’s instruction.”

4)That man speaking to me really made my day. “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.” (Prov. 25:11) And “”To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!” (Prov. 15:23)

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