3.30.2011

Divine Intervention

Over this last week a few little things have happened that, while not life shattering, have been frustrating.  Rather than letting them get me down, however, I like to think of these hiccups as Divine Intervention.

For example...

One day, I woke up at 5:55 AM to attend a morning cycle class at 6:15.  By the time I got there, the class was already full.  Rather than getting really upset by this, I looked at it as Divine Intervention, or the Man Upstairs's way of suggesting I go home and get two more hours of sleep.

I'd like to think I look this cute while sleeping...

Another night, right after pouring some CocaCola I had been craving, I managed to drop my cup and spill it all.  Rather than getting frustrated by the spill (luckily it was outside so required no clean-up) and my lost caffeine, I thought, Divine Intervention-- God must be showing me that I do NOT need that extra sugar and calories.
Don't cry over spilled milk....or Coke, either!

Lastly, when some of my regular babysitting hours for the week were cancelled, rather than being upset by the lack of cash, I thought-- you guessed it Divine Intervention.  I must need that few hours for some "me" time...and so I headed to one of my favorite places Barnes and Noble to curl up with a book.

My guilty pleasure-- reading a fun book at Barnes and Noble when I have countless pages of reading for class!

I've found that looking at life's little challenges in this way, really makes things easier.  Don't sweat the small stuff!  

Do you have any examples of Divine Intervention in your life recently?


25 comments:

  1. Ha, what a positive way of looking at things. Next time something bothersome happens (which is more likely to happen than not), I should remember this pearl of wisdom. Happy Wednesday!

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  2. I love it! I do that in my car ride to work. If I get behind someone slow and feel myself getting upset....I just say, well, maybe it's preventing me from a wreck or a ticket. Then I relax. Great post! Have a great day!

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  3. Aw, what a great post! I am seriously impressed by your commitment to spinning, there is little that could get me up at 5:55am!

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  4. Such a great post. It is so easy to get caught up and get so frustrated (as I do often). Thanks for the reminder! Have a great day!

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  5. I totally believe in life's little reminders! I love to read at B&N also. Love your cute blog!

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  6. That is such a great way to look at at things! I love sleeping so I tip my hat to you for having the strength to get up at 5:55 am to go workout. Only time I'm up that early is when I'm getting int the car for a roadtrip!

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  7. Glad you are taking these annoying things in stride! B&N has always been one of my favorite escapes! Happy Wednesday!

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  8. What a great outlook to have!
    Absolutely super blog! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, I will be sure to visit again!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  9. OMG what a small world!!!! Yes that was me! I love your blog and can't wait to read more! See you this summer, I'm sure...

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  10. aww I loved reading this post! I definitely agree that you have to try and stay optimistic even in the tough situations.

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  11. I saw your comment from story of my life that you're new to blogging, so I wanted to come by and say hi!

    Way to be positive! I'm all about more sleep and I too love to go read and Barnes and Noble! :)

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  12. I always try to think that everything happens for a reason! It makes me much more calm and peaceful, knowing that everything will work out. I hope your Wednesday is going well!

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  13. I always love looking at the world that! Wish I did it more often.
    xoxo
    SC

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  14. you are right! what are you currently reading - i need some new suggestions!

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  15. I love, love, love! this post. I am a firm believer in "everything happens for a reason". I recently had some divine intervention, and I instantly seen the good instead of the bad.

    Great post.
    -Julie. littlepinkrainboots.blogspot.com

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  16. What a lovely way to look at things! I'll have to remember that the next time I feel like I'm going to lose my cool over something small!

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  17. I must lament something here; your little ditty about Barnes & Noble isn't all that esoteric. Even I-with my studious airs-find myself stealing away from all the volumes of reading I know I should be doing but put off for an hour or two in an attempt cleanse my intellect; if only for a moment or two.

    Best of luck to you in your studies this semester. I will be applying to grad-school this next Fall, so my angst has just begun.

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  18. Thanks so much for the advice! It really helped :)

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  19. I'm so glad I popped over to your site after your comment. I really needed this. I should have read this before my "diva moment"

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  20. That is a great way of looking at things. I need to think more like that becaue as a busy mom of two...I have divine intervention daily..

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  21. Great way to look at things! I'll need to start doing it :)

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  22. I really like this post! I should probably start looking at things that way as well!

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  23. Thank you for sending me this post!!! It's exactly true about life. Have you read "The Secret" yet? I think you would really enjoy it. Also, I have definitely seen this way sometimes - everything happens for a reason :)

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