Hi there. It's been a little while, I know. Been working. Sometimes, it feels like that's all I ever do. Life gets pretty stressful sometimes. But then again, my stress is nothing compared to that of soldiers on the front lines or immigrants or starving people or people dying of painful diseases, etc. I know. Whiny.
That's not really what I came here to discuss tonight. I know I'm blessed. I don't have a lot of material things, but I've been blessed with riches no one can ever take from me: a loving family, a pretty miraculous friend, and the security of my faith. And today, I was humbled by how very much I'm protected by that faith.
It was a difficult day. It started out with me wondering how I was going to stretch the few drops of fuel left in my tank until my next payday. Then I had an emergency family issue creep up that demanded even more driving. I didn't even know if I'd make it home tonight. So my day was going from bad to worse.
And that's when it happened... The stars aligned and a simple act of kindness started a whole cascade of little miracles that turned everything around. No, I didn't win the lottery or have an agent contact me out of the blue to offer me representation or anything so grandiose, and totally unbelievable, as that. But it was one little thing after another and another that slowly, but surely, turned my tension-filled day of worry into me finally parking my rump down here in front of this laptop to say, "Thank you."
Things just lined up so perfectly for me this afternoon that I felt completely protected. I really felt like someone was telling me, "Hey. Calm down. It's all been worked out. You just have to take this step. And once that's done, take this next step. And when that's done, take another and another and another - and then you'll be done and everything will be okay."
Tobin says it was like that with him when he first realized what was going on, but I've never been real big on the unseen. I mean, I've always been more like the whole "prove it" crowd, needing visuals and pie charts and graphs in a 500 page report complete with pictures, videos and excel spreadsheets. So this whole faith thing didn't come naturally to me. And it's not what you think. LOL! Anyone who reads my story will know that.
But today people were kind to me.... and I truly appreciate it. It was unexpected, but appreciated. And I just wanted to share that with whomever chooses to read this post because I know what it's like to think that there's no more kindness left in this world. It's there. You just have to believe. And if you've read all the way to this point, I wish even more kindness and good things to be visited upon you and I would love to hear from you - your thoughts or experiences with random or unexpected acts of kindness that changed your day. After all, happiness breeds happiness.
Thanks and I hope you have a great rest of your week.
Until next time...
Teagan Brody is author of Sci-fi/Fantasy novels. Her writing helps guide the people of Earth toward a better future. Her most common expression is, "What would Thomas Shelby do?"