The Little Things

2 Sep

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.

One’s 
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.

I got this in an email today. Pretty good, huh?!

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6 Responses to “The Little Things”

  1. Vanessa September 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    I love this post! Especially because I’ve been trying to work on how I look at things lately too. Thank you for adding to that :).

    • lovemeanyway September 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

      Glad you like it too! By the way, that muffin was AWESOME!!
      Thanks!

      • Vanessa September 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

        Noooo problem! What was even awesomer was Max’s note!

      • lovemeanyway September 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

        HAHA! He is such a poet! I see why he is an English major 🙂

  2. Carol Ann Hoel September 3, 2010 at 5:07 am #

    Cool! It is so easy to become irritable over small annoyances. What a great perspective! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Chris September 3, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    I like this one!
    It doent make me feel so bad to be late to work 🙂

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