Without thinking too much about it, Emily decided to buy a ticket. You never know what surprises await you. These were the last pennies she had and were everything she owned, however, they were also the only thing she had to lose. Sarah listened to Emily’s fascinating story with open eyes.
Was good luck going to strike Emily? Was this the beginning of a new life that would enable us to leave the old and gloomy one behind? Emily continued with her story, and Sarah knew exactly where it was going. “You didn’t,” Sarah said. “Oh yes, I did,” Emily answered.
It Was Too Much to Take In
Sarah was heartbroken. She felt sorry for the horrible things Emily had to go through at such a young age. She was disappointed with the shelter, which, instead of protecting her, placed her in an awkward situation. She had nowhere to go at the time. Emily was sitting there with a comforting smile on her face.
She explained to Sarah that she was grateful for what life had exposed her to, as she is the strong woman she is today because of that. It made her appreciate life more and look at things more maturely. And this wasn't all. There was more to come, as the story was far from being fully told.
She Had a Change of Heart
After buying a warm coat and finding a rescue at the shelter, Emily realized she was not longing for materialistic things anymore. Wanting fancy dresses or driving big, luxurious cars was no longer on her wishlist. Emily continued telling Sarah about the tales of her life and everything that happened after they met.
She told her about when she entered a convenience store not far from the shelter, wanting to buy something to drink with the few dollars she had. When she approached the cashier to pay for the drink, she saw the lottery machine that was about to change everything.
The unexpected stormed in again. Sarah was in disbelief, however, Emily reassured her that everything she was telling her really did happen. Some people in life are luckier than others, and Emily was fortunate twice — the first time was when Sarah came into her life. This was a true Cinderella story. It is one of those tales that never happen to you but always happens to others.
It is a glorious story of resilience and hope, of possibilities and of new dreams. And with all the exciting adventures that were awaiting Emily following this big change in life, she never forgot where it all began.
There Was Much More
The story doesn't end here. Emily had more unbelievable news to share with Sarah, news Sarah wasn't expecting. "You’d be surprised what I did with the money,” Emily said. Sarah wanted to hear it all and asked Emily not to leave any piece of information out. She was eager to unravel Emily's mystery and to know where the money had taken her.
Emily's eyes glowed, and Sarah's eyes sparkled with joy. Emily took Sarah's hand and led her out of the coffee shop where they were sitting. Sarah wasn't sure what Emily was up to, however, she followed her with a sense of security, anxious to discover what Emily had to reveal.