Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
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
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