No one has to remind me how fast things can change. One day I am in Kenya with my dad and the next year he has left the planet.
One moment, I am singing with happiness and the next I am in the emergency room bleeding everywhere, getting shots in my mouth so it can be stitched up.
What’s the saying…”Life is what’s happening to you while you’re busy making other plans” I think John Lennon wrote that, how did he know? One moment he is walking outside of his building and the next…
So the mouth thing, that happened over a year ago, no worries. It just came to me today, when I read about a man waiting for his fiance to come over and she never showed. She was killed in a wreck on her way over.
Of course, there are great, exciting things as well. Thank God for the balance…a homeless woman wins the lottery. My son has been gone for 4 years and I did all that worrying, all that praying and crying and look… here he is. Home safe and sound and ready to move on with his life and I get to watch.
This I know for sure.
I have no control over anything but my thoughts. Stuff is going to happen…it is usually not any of my business…and I can choose to thank God for the opportunity to watch or I can fret, talk about it and give my two cents worth.
I learned something these last 4 years. Let go of the desire for things to go as planned. Be flexible and ready to step to the side. Things change…deal with it.