Friday, September 10, 2010

Love This Forward

The Little Things

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 believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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5 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He performed a lot of small miracles that day, didn't he?

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Being in the right place at the right time is always a thing that send shivers up my spine.

But the poor souls who were where they were supposed to be what a terrifying ordeal.
May they rest in peace.

Yvonne.

Rae said...

Thanks for reminding me how grateful I am for guardian angels!
Hope all is well with you...Have a great weekend!

Christy said...

wow, what amazing thoughts. Thank you for sharing and changing my outlook a bit too!

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