By Eleanor Mugavin, New Jersey
Next time your morning seems to be going wrong and the kids are slow
getting dressed and you can't seem to find the car keys and you hit
every traffic light, don't get mad or frustrated; praise God instead,
because God is at work watching over you.
After Sept. 11, I happened to call a man on business whom I didn't know
and haven't nor will probably ever talk to again. But on this particular
day, he felt like talking. He was the head of security for a company that
had invited the remaining members of another 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 no longer were. In the end, all the stories were just about
little things that happen to us.
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 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.
May God continue to bless you with all those annoying little things.