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yellowwing
04-22-04, 04:34 PM
After Sept. 11th, one company invited the remaining members of other companies who had been decimated by the attack on the Twin Towers to share their available office space. At a morning meeting, the head of security told stories of why these people were alive... and all the stories were just: The 'L I T T L E' things.

As 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. 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 because of 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 went back to answer the telephone. One had a child that dawdled and didn't get ready as soon as he should have. One couldn't get a taxi.

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.

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 traffic light, don't get mad or frustrated; God is at work watching over you. May God continue to bless you with all those annoying little things and may you remember their possible purpose.

HardJedi
04-22-04, 04:37 PM
or it could be dumb blind luck, but who am I to judge god? ( just kidding mostly)


Thinking iof it like that is a good way to keep some people from getting upset thoughi suppose.

cjwright90
04-22-04, 05:00 PM
I guess that is why you are called Hard, Eh? Jedi.

HardJedi
04-22-04, 05:05 PM
LOL

vfm
04-22-04, 06:22 PM
Good way to put things in perspective Yellowwing.
Semper Fi!!!
vfm

arnoldyG/2/5
04-22-04, 06:29 PM
Definitely makes you think

yellowwing
04-22-04, 06:52 PM
I have noticed that we as Marines have a higher tolerance of BS, but much lower 'forgiveness' quotient! :banana:

HardJedi
04-22-04, 06:59 PM
true, i was never one for forgiveness, even before I was Marine.

enviro
04-23-04, 09:51 AM
I never thought about your point until one day I was on a narrow country road behind this ultra slow jacka**. There was no way I was going to be able to pass this dude with oncoming traffic. About 30 minutes into the frustration, the oncoming traffic stopped coming. Five minutes later, we came upon one of the worst accidents I have ever seen.

My guess is that had I been able to pass and zoom on down the road, I would have been in that accident.

Somehow, I feel I owe my life to a jacka**! More importantly, I feel God put him there.