The little things in life

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 about:

e 'L I T T L E' things.

As you might know, the head of the company survived

because that day 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.


car wouldn't start.

One went back to
answer the telephone

One had a

child that dawdled

One man was delayed by

A faulty traffic light

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..

So, the 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 red traffic light,

the traffic is slow for no reason;

you pick the wrong lane and its not moving;

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

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