When things are supposed to happen and how, when our goals are meant to show up.
But, often we are not the greatest at setting the time on these.
Last week, I wrote a letter to a dear friend in Chicago whom I've known since college. I really missed her and said I was really dying to come and visit her. Well, guess what? My flight was delayed, on the way back from a wedding due to weather, and when I called her to let her know I was going to be in Chicago for the night, she came right out to get me and we had a magical visit.
Want to know the funny part? The letter hadn't even shown up in her mailbox yet.
While I was wistfully dreaming of a late spring weekend in Chicago in 2010, life dished up a visit three days later. Magic.
We so often think we know how things are to unfold. We think our plan is the best one, or that any deviation from our intended outcome is a disaster.
But what if these little hiccups were just life's way of giving us what we ask for, even faster than we thought it was possible?
I could have been miserable in a hotel by the airport and waited all day to get on the first available standby flight. Instead, I took the one in the evening that gave me an inspiring and uplifting day with an old friend.
Hmmm. What if every so-called hold-up this week was really a blessing in disguise? It can be... as long as you choose to see it that way.
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