An Open Letter:
After Sept. 11.....I happened to call a man on
business who I didn't know and have not, nor will ever talk to
again... But this day, he felt like talking. He was head of security
of a company that had invited the remaining members of a company who
had been decimated by the attack on the Twin Towers to share their
office space. With his voice full of awe he told me stories of why
these people were alive and their counterparts were dead and all the
stories were just little things.
You might know, the head of the company got in late that day because
his son started kindergarten. Another fellow was alive because it
was his turn to bring donuts. There were other stories that I hope
and pray will someday be gathered and put in a book. The one that
struck me most, 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.
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, perhaps this is exactly where God wants me to be at
this very moment. and it is enough.
May God continue to bless you with all those annoying things
~and don't sweat the small stuff