When life's little (or big) changes get overwhelming or people disappoint me I struggle to let go and let God handle it. I do my best to overcome the desire to kick and scream when I have no control. Such was the case this morning. The details of why I was in a such a state are of little importance compared to what happened next.
As I drove my husband to work this morning I asked God for help. I don't want to be angry or bitter. I want to do as the song says and grow with what life sends. I want to be that person who can face change with grace and disappointment with forgiveness. So I ask for help because I have learned from experience that I am unable to work this miracle on my own. Just when my frustrations were trying to put down roots a friend called and said she would drop something off for me at the park knowing that I wasn't having a fabulous day. When she arrived she had a treat in hand with a card attached. The card said this:
Waking up this morning, I smile.
Twenty-four brand new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully in each moment
and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.
Thich Nhat Hanh
What better answer to a call for help can there be than a little perspective and a reminder that you are loved. Thanks Anie.