Coping with annoyances & obstacles (and how to see them as blessings)

Over the weekend I had melted jelly (jello) poured over my laptop computer. It killed the laptop and I’m waiting to hear if any data can be rescued. If not, that’s two years of work gone, and even worse, hundreds of photos and video footage of my toddler daughter growing up.

I’m trying to understand what it is in my life that Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, wants me to change. Usually when she enters my life it is with fire and chaos, but this time her tool of destruction was jelly. Jelly? Yes, jelly! Perhaps this means my lesson will be “sweet”. (I hope so!)

During one of my little crying bursts (mainly when thinking of the loss of my photos), I received this message from an InnerGoddess member. Goddess bless your intuitive soul Para – it arrived at exactly the right time for me. The story goes like this…

As you might remember, the head of a company survived 9/11 because he was with his son on his first day of 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 in time. One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike due to an auto accident. One of them missed his bus. One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change. One’s car wouldn’t start. One couldn’t get a taxi. And then there was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning. He developed a blister on his foot, and despite being late for work, stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. For all of these annoying little obstacles and bug-bears, each one of them is the reason why these people are alive today.

Now when you…

  • Get stuck in traffic,
  • Miss an elevator,
  • Turn back to answer a ringing telephone,
  • Spill food on your clothes,
  • Get a flat battery,
  • Develop a blister,
  • Have jello spilled over your laptop (!)…

All the little things that annoy you…

Think to yourself,

This is exactly where I’m meant 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 red traffic light… don’t get mad or frustrated; It may just be that someone is watching over you.

May you continue to be blessed with all those little bumps in the road, and may you remember their possible purpose.

As for me, I’m taking heed of Demeter this week, and taking time out to focus on what is really important to me ๐Ÿ™‚

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