Downtown Bible Class and is well attended by people from all walks of life including students. I try to go when I'm downtown and don't have something pressing with work. Not only is it interesting to go for the teaching but it's a great place to meet people.
This past Wednesday after grabbing a bagel and cup of water I sat down at an empty table to see what new adventure might happen. Within a few minutes a well dressed man sat down at the table a couple of chairs away. As we made the usual small talk about how often we come to the class and what we do for a living, he said he was just laid off from his job the day before. He was in the financial industry and his sales were not meeting the expectations of the company. He's been laid off before so he said that he's preparing for "What's to come."
These life experiences tend to put things into perspective don't they? You know how it is. Sometimes you find yourself complaining about a cold or aches and pains then you see someone in a wheelchair or a blind person. Or you complain about something at work then you meet a person who's just lost their job.
Once and awhile I think my riding skills are beginning to come together and my confidence gets a little distorted. Then I either read or hear about a bad accident which puts things in perspective again.