Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Okay, okay, before Rainman's 9 AM requests to hear the dinner menu and my constant recipe posting drive Amanda to go postal, let me post something different. It's a little more emotional/religious than most of my posts, but I felt like posting it, so there =P

A friend e-mailed this to me and I found it incredibly appropriate for an impatient whiner and complainer like me.

After Sept. 11th, one company invited the remaining members of other companies who had been decimated by the attack on the Twin Towers to share their available office space. At a morning meeting, the head of security told stories of why these people were alive...... and all the stories were just:

The 'L I T T L E' things .

As you might know, the head of the company got in late that day 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.
One's 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 could not get a taxi.
T he 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.

Pass this on to someone else, if you'd like. There is NO LUCK attached.
If you don't pass it on, it's okay: God's Love Is Not Dependent On E-Mail or Blog Entries.

Oh, and to make things even more interesting and kind of fun, let's have a venting session. Click on my comments and add your Favorite Pet Peeve to the list. Hopefully the asshats over at Haloscan will straighten out whatever is going on with the commenting today, so that I can read your rants. Go on, it's good to let it all hang out once in a while. Besides, maybe one of your offenders will read it and learn something



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