Thursday, April 5, 2007

The 'Little' Things

I am sure many of you have seen this, but I had not until today. My mom sent it to me because she knows I am a 'get out of my way I got stuff to do, hurry hurry hurry' person. I thought it was a great reminder. As an afterthought I want to add, my mother is a Christian woman but not in the program. However, her email includes one of my favorite AA affirmations, "this is exactly where God wants me to be at this moment".

As you might know, 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 went back to
answer the telephone .
One had a
child that dawdled
and didn't get ready as soon as he should have.
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;
the children are slow getting dressed,
you can't seem to find the car keys,
you hit every traffic light,
don't get mad or frustrated;
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.

1 comment:

lushgurl said...

What an awe inspiring and touching post, Nael! You brought tears of gratitude to my eyes, thank you for showing me that my HP is always working for me today!
love and HUGS