As you might remember, the head of a company survived 9/11 because his son started kindergarten that morning.
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 New Jersey 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 couldn't get a taxi.
One man put on a new pair of shoes that morning and 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 try to remind myself,
Maybe this is exactly where
God wants me to be
At this very moment..
Next time your morning seems to be
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;
It may be just that
God is at work watching over you.
May God continue to bless us
With all these annoying little things
And may we remember their possible purpose.
-- From the T-Mail Bag