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There is Always a Reason

My mom needed a ride to the doctor’s office, but I needed to get some work done. It was easier to just pack up some of my work and take it with me than to try and create a different way to get her to the doctor. When I walked into the doctor’s office, I was greeted by the smile of a friend I hadn’t seen in two years. It was a pure joy to visit with her and it was the reason I needed to take my mother on that day.

The other morning the kids all woke up early and they all had to spend time with me before I left for my meeting. All the distractions got me out the door later than I had planned. Two miles from our home I came across a serious wreck. If I had been on MY schedule then I would have be in the wreck instead of just driving by it. There was a reason I needed to be with my kids that morning for that time.

Not too long ago I was stuck in the doctor’s office waiting room. Surprisingly, the office was running way behind. By being on time for my appointment, I had an hour to pass before going back. I struck up a conversation with the lady sitting next to me. We shared stories that were filled with humor and uplifting ends. A few months after our visit, I passed her in the grocery story. She stopped me to explain how that time together had given her the motivation to push on through the bitter times she had been experiencing. There was a reason I was at THAT doctor in THAT chair and they were running behind.

There is a purpose for every moment of my life. There are times when I need to be lifted or helped and there are other times when I am there to do the lifting. Sometimes I see the reason and try to ignore it. Sometimes I just miss what is in front of my face. But there are those times that I see and embrace and even understand why I am where I am. There is always a reason.

One Response to There is Always a Reason

  1. Grace February 18, 2008 at 8:00 PM #

    your writings and suggestions are truely awesome. I write but not for a living. not yet anyway. I have been going through alot of transition in my life right now.. I lost 2 of my dearest friends in 2 years time. I lost my job as a nurse in 2002 and I dont want to work anymore . I was a nurse for 23 years..I am a stayhome mom and it has been a difficult change I find myself not motivated and fighting depression oh yeah Im also going through menopause. i have a 78 year old mother with copd . My oldest daughter lives in florida with my 2 grandchildren .I live in southren Ohio, very depressed area.. I have a large yard and own my own property free and clear and my car is payed off.. I sing play guitar…I really liked the idea of gardening . Ive been thinking of selling my veggies ..I did not know you could claim your property as a small farm at tax time that is near Ill check into that definetley.. I had a flea market booth for a while selling incense but it did not do that well .. and I tryed a small boutique but that did not go either …well Ill keep praying I find myself talking to the Lord alot more ..I know I am blesssed but sometimes I cant see the forest for the trees ..Anyway you sound like a terrific person

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