Short story about a man who gives everything up.

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Stressed out from the New York life style, Peter, a young adult who worked as a salesman, decided to give up everything he had to start a new life, Peter sold all his valuable possessions such as house, car, television, and clothes. The rest of his possessions that he couldn't be sold or better that nobody would buy, he gave away to goodwill, a non-profit company whose good deeds live up to their name. All the money that Peter raised was used to buy a boat, which he thought was like a ticket for the paradise. Days before the final day to leave he said his good byes for all his friends and family; however, he didn't mention to them that he was not planning on coming back.

It was a beautiful day when he got in the boat and cut the cord, which was the only thing that was holding him away from his dream.

While Peter was alone in the boat many thought came into his mind, but most of them were not just thoughts but questions about why was he "running" away from his life and what was he really looking for. The answers came sooner than what he was actually expecting.

About two weeks later, Peter looked up to the sky that was once blue and beautiful and the only thing that he saw was dark clouds coming towards him. Scared, he got down on his knees and prayed for God to help him to survive. It seemed like God didn't even hear his players because while he was still on his knees when a thunder stroke right in his boat. When Peter woke up, he was on the top of a little piece of wood in the middle of the ocean with...