It was a busy morning with many challenges, one of which, I dropped my phone and lost a link to the outside world. In that moment, I had no choice but to stop what I was doing and have my phone repaired. The technician sensed my desperation and told me that if I had 15 minutes to spare, he would fix it while I waited, to which I agreed. Fifteen minutes had passed, and my patience was being tested, he had not started with the repairing process. I had deadlines to meet, I had calls to make, I had e-mails to respond to, but I found myself sitting in the local coffee shop next to the technician’s store and ten minutes later, with a hazelnut latte and scone next to me. I found harmony.
As a woman, harmony rarely finds us, or should I rather say, we seldom find harmony. However, it is our own fault. We always find time for everything else and everyone else besides ourselves. I want to find harmony and make time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
As I entered that coffee shop, I felt dull and gloomy, I was stressed, and it felt as though my to do list was getting longer and longer. But, as I left the coffee shop, I felt relaxed, I had found harmony in a bunch of chaos. As Deepak Chopra once said: “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” In the worst of situations, I always ask myself, why me? Why do I deserve this? However, in the best of situations I never question if I deserve things as I receive them. But as I get older and wiser I realize that God works in mysterious ways and sometimes he puts us in a unique situation to remind us to think of ourselves. If you don’t fill your cookie jar, who will?