I don’t usually post stuff like this, but my sister sent me the following email and I thought- wow, I really need to apply this way of thinking into my every-day life.
|Me (in a tizzy): Hashem, can I ask you something?|
|Me: Promise you won’t get mad?|
|HASHEM: I promise.|
|Me (frustrated): Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?|
|HASHEM: What do you mean?|
|Me: Well I woke up late,|
|Me: My car took forever to start,|
|Me (growling): At lunch, they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait|
|Me: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call|
|HASHEM: All right|
|Me (loudly): And to top it all off, when I got home, I just wanted to soak my feet in my foot massager and relax, but it wouldn’t work. Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?|
|HASHEM: Well let me see….. the death angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.|
|Me (humbled): Oh…|
|HASHEM: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that might have hit you if you were on the road|
|Me (ashamed): …………|
|HASHEM: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work|
|Me (embarrassed): Oh…..|
|HASHEM: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give a false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered|
|Me (softly): I see Hashem|
|HASHEM: Oh and that foot massager, it had a short that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.|
|Me: I’m sorry Hashem.|
|HASHEM: Don’t be sorry, just learn to trust me………in all things, the good and the bad|
|Me: I WILL trust you Hashem|
|HASHEM: And don’t doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan|
|Me: I won’t Hashem. And let me just tell you Hashem, thank you for everything today.|
|HASHEM: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your Hashem and I love looking after my children.|
There are so many times when I’m rushing to get out the door, leave work, pick up the kids, etc… when small things go wrong. Traffic, slow drivers in front of me, DS moving slowly- all these things get under my skin. After reading this, I’m going to try to embrace these moments, instead of feeling frustrated and annoyed.
I especially loved the last line (I underlined it for you). It reminds me that even though my kids are a handful,that is what life is and I love every minute of it.
Who’s with me?
Until next time,