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March 16, 2009

The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget

Cab_ride Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living.

It was a cowboy’s life, a life for someone who wanted no boss.

What I didn’t realize was that it was also a ministry.

Because I drove the night shift, my cab became a moving confessional. Passengers climbed in, sat behind me in total anonymity, and told me about their lives. I encountered people whose lives amazed me, ennobled me, and made me laugh and weep.

But none touched me more than a woman I picked up late one August night...

How the Cab Deiving story by Kent Nerburn got to float over the web

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thanks for the cab ride story link : one of the most charming & heartfelt things i ever read. Strange how we hop from one thing into another without giving some things a thought...

Posted by: peter at Mar 16, 2009 8:05:06 AM

It takes a lot to give me pause, but that story has made me appreciate every problem, every hassle, every distraction today. Thank you very much, now others know the real meaning of kindness.

Posted by: Mr Mogul at Mar 18, 2009 8:34:13 AM

Thanks for linking to Zen Moments - Tha Cab Ride Story has had a great response from many people.

Please let us know of any links or stories suitable for Zen Moments:

We are looking for real life stories of small human responses that make a huge difference… times when we stop pushing to try to get somewhere else, when we open our hearts and minds to the present moment, to that which is right in front of us… moments of humour, insight, wisdom or compassion, when true awareness makes us see with fresh eyes…

Posted by: Zen Moments at Jun 30, 2009 6:18:07 AM