I saw you mentioned this thread on a different post.
It can be so easy to remember the negatives, the unpleasant encounters, the upsetting, distressing, the knock backs in life that we forget each day is full of all kinds of happenings, opportunities and events.
We may not have the kind of success the man experienced in your story, but we can add up all the moments that can create hope, joy and pleasantness in our days.
Today at work I am going to try to focus on each moment of the day and find ways to let go of the rude, demanding and angry interactions with other people. They are just part of my day. They don't have to dominate my mind and be regurgitated when I drive home and sit with me in the evening.
Thanks for this story.