Monday, May 17, 2010

Annoying Little Things

Hey guys!!! Sorry I'm posting super extra late today. It's been crazy...I've been driving all over the country trying to get my new car situated. The CD player is broken and I'm getting it worked on and the 4X4 system is messed up and needs a new sensor...Anyway, for today's inspiration I wanted to share with y'all an email my mom sent me a couple days ago. I don't know how much truth there is to the stories...but regardless, it's a great message that we all need to remember.

As you might remember, the head of a company survived
9/11 because his son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn't go off in time..

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.

One of them
Missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.

Car wouldn't start.

One couldn't
Get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man

Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,

Took the various means to get to work

But before he got there, he developed

a blister on his foot.

He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.

That is why he is alive today..

Now when I am

Stuck in traffic ,

Miss an elevator,

Turn back to answer a ringing telephone ...

All the little things that annoy me.

I think to myself,

This is exactly where

God wants me to be

At this very moment..

Next time your morning seems to be

Going wrong ,

You can't seem to find the car keys,

You hit every traffic light,

Don't get mad or frustrated;

It may be just that

God is at work watching over you.

May God continue to bless you

With all those annoying little things

And may you remember their possible purpose.

This meant a lot to me because at times I get so impatient and stressed out when something takes longer than I'd like or I get off course during my day. One time, me and my friend drove to Atlanta for a dance conference. The next morning as we were getting dressed, my friend sheepishly said she just realized that she forgot her jeans. We had to miss the first few dances to go get her a pair. We went all over downtown Atlanta searching for jeans and it ended up taking the whole day and we missed the entire dance conference. She didn't seem to mind a bit and went with the flow. At first I was so mad. I couldn't believe I drove all the way to Atlanta to miss the entire reason I came. However, it ended up being so much fun and we have wonderful memories. I look back on it and try to have her attitude about things. Well, it's not what I planned on, but I'm going to make the best of it.

I hope this inspired you today as much as it did me! Happy Monday!! :)


  1. What a wonderful message - thanks for sharing with all of us!

  2. There are so many stories like that from that day that it's incredible. I live 20 minutes out of Manhatten so I knew a girl in my class's dad who worked in one of the towers, and it just happened that he got the stomach flu that morning & didn't go into work.

    I do believe we are where we are for a reason, whatever that reason my be & we gotta make the most of it!! Thanks for the inspiration lady! =)

  3. Exactly what I needed to hear. You're right though - sometimes we get so annoyed with the small "mishaps" in life - but we just need to realize that is a part of life! And at times, it truly is God's providence working a miracle in our lives to keep us safe and well. Amen sister!

  4. Wow! This is a great post! Makes you really think, doesn't it? Just slow down, and breathe! Thanks for the reminder. :)

  5. Whatta great post lady! Just what I needed today! Hope you have a wonderful week, friend! xoxo

  6. I'm very much a go with the flow kind of girl, but I do sometimes feel myself getting a little tense over something that really shouldn't annoy me at all. Great post!

  7. Thankful for every traffic jam I am, great post!

  8. This is a great post! God truly does everything for a reason!

  9. LOVE this post!! It is so true! We all get in a rush and easily forget that everything happens for a reason.

  10. Regardless of whether the stories are true or not, the message remains the same!! I needed this after a super stressful morning!

    (Oh - on another note, the Buttermilk cupcakes *just* came out of the oven!!!)

  11. What a great lesson! I always wonder if I'm stuck in traffic for a reason or if I missed the elevator for a reason. It's amazing to think that the difference between a few seconds could change your life. Great post!


  12. What an amazing post! I love it. These types of emails are so inspiring and make me think.

    Great post!

  13. Wow! I love this! Definitely something to think about :)

  14. This is a great message and I appreciate you for sharing it regardless if it's true or not!

  15. What an amazing message! Thank you so much for this! It's exactly what I needed today, and before I get annoyed with things I will try to accept them. This gave me something to think about!


  16. I got this email a while ago and had the same reaction. Sometimes we don’t understand why certain things happen or consider them to be negative but it's not always like that. I started watching the movie The Secret the other day (never finished it) and it also talks about this a little at the beginning.

    Have a great week!

  17. So true, we often forget this though when we're caught up in an annoying or inconvenient situation. Thanks for the great post and reminder to not sweat the small stuff. But on another note, hope you get your car fixed.

  18. I’ve seen this before about 9-11 and it’s so true. It is also a great reminder to not let the little things that slow us down get to us, because it might just be happening for a reason. I think about stuff like that all the time.

    I do hope that everything gets straightened out with your car!

  19. Thank you for posting this! I hate being late, misplacing things, etc and I never bothered to think that this is the way it was supposed to work out. Thanks :)

  20. talk about putting things into perspective! loved this post miss thing! xoxox

  21. This is a great reminder and exactly what I needed today! Thanks for sharing!