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.
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!! :)