Hindsight is 20-20! When you look back at some of the things, situations or people you thought you wanted in your life and did not get them, you may later breathe and say,” Thank goodness!” And you can inaudibly add, “So glad.”
It’s like going to your class reunion and seeing the old heart throb of the senior class. Now, he is old, graying, overweight and has a nondescript job. He can be equated to the literary term ne’er-do- well. In fact, he is hardly recognizable! You chuckle to yourself and go, “Hmmm.”
You may attend a class reunion and see your former classmates. You are so glad that the planning committee had the foresight to use the yearbook pictures as name tags to help you make the connections. As you greet and shake hands, you may look up at the person, then at the picture. You look up at the person and then at the picture. Again, you look up at the person and then at the picture and finally you might think and say, “Oh yea!” as if to say, he is in there somewhere.
At the grocery store, you may run into an old boyfriend or girlfriend, who you thought you simply couldn’t live without. You thought that they were the finest specimen of a human being you’d ever met. Then, you lean hard on your memory and you compare it to the person standing in front of you and you silently say, “So glad.” (I am so glad that it did not work out!).
Oh, it could be a profession that you thought you really wanted. You look at those who did make the grades and were given the rites of passage. But you look at their stress levels from what they do on a daily basis and once again, you exhale and say, ‘So glad!” (You wonder where you would be if you had gotten it.)
It could be of a particular job in which you thought you’d be great. Then you discover that the company is in shambles or no longer exists. If it is still open, it could be in constant upheaval or being run by the mediocre. You hear from those who work there and you sigh and say “Oh. So glad!”
And last, you think of a lifestyle that you thought you really wanted. You happen to converse with others who have been living that life for a while. After they have shared the depths of their burdens, distresses and responsibilities, you quickly realize that it is not all that it is cracked up to be. You step back from that talk, breathe and again you say, “So glad.” This time you might say it out loud!
As one minister said, “Be content where you find yourself! The universe knows where you should be and what you should be doing! So glad!
Lynn November 21, 2014