Today I received the following "forward" in my e-mail box. After spending 20 minutes deleting all those frustrating <<<'s, I'm adding this to my blog because I feel there is much merit in what was written. So often we get upset with the litany of interruptions in our day. Perhaps there is a reason for many of them...a divine purpose. I liked this e-mail because there wasn't the customary promise at the end..."send this to 5 friends and you'll have good luck, win the lottery, get a new car and be blessed by God." NONSENSE! - David
Here's that e-mail:
YOU MAY NOT KNOW (regarding 9/11)…
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 on time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike due to an auto accident.
One of them missed the 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 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, 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 delete this, it's okay. God's love and blessing is not dependant on e-mails. AMEN!