Monday, January 19, 2015

Do you have my name?

Have you come across a person who bears the same name as you? I am not restricting to your first name by this question. When I say the word name, I mean the name as in passport; name and surname included. Sporting a very uncommon name, the chances of finding the person with my name are nil except when I stand in front of the mirror. So the story of Elizabeth Gallagher is intriguing and also uplifting for me.

Jordan Axani is left with a non-refundable tickets in his ex-girlfriend's name, Elizabeth Gallagher. So he decides to find a person with the same name. What are the chances of finding the person with the same name? What are the chances of the person with the same name agreeing to travel with him? The chances are slim. But it did happen. You may read the full story here.

The search for Elizabeth Gallagher and how they spend the vacation is intriguing. There are so many questions that arise in our mind. The story demonstrates that open mind is the key to finding new friends. It also demonstrates you can have fun when you have the right frame of mind. More importantly, it is uplifting because Jordan turned around his situation.

Have you seen the newspapers lately? The news is depressing. Sometimes, we need to hear uplifting news, something that makes us feel good. I feel it is important we read such news. In order to pursue, we read many self-help books. Then why can't we read something happy in the news to lighten our moods?

Tags: Musings, Jordan Axani, Elizabeth Gallagher

6 comments:

  1. Fascinating. Will surely read it!

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    1. What are chances of such things happening? Nil. It did happen. What are the chances of someone writing about it? The interesting part is someone needs to know about this before writing about it. Pretty slim chances again. Despite the odds, it happened! Now you may wonder how many such stories do not get the right attention!

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  2. I was intrigued by this story too when I saw it on the internet or the newspaper. It's a really sweet idea.

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    1. More than an idea, I like the thinking. I am sure he might have tried to cancel the tickets, written this as a loss and many other things. He also decided to give it a shot by calling out to other people with the same name. Isn't what every tells us? Have plan A, plan B and plan C. This way, we can react the best way. :)

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  3. Such an interesting story! I like the idea of not giving up. As Desmon Tutu said, "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."

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    1. Thanks for sharing the wise words. It is so correct.

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