This was one of those times where you get to laugh at yourself. Since I tend to be a rather serious person, times when I can get a good belly-jiggling laugh at myself are welcome. (When younger, I even considered this my possible theme song…. Remember it??? You may have had to live on the East coast… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4R3fqsyl4k )
So, here’s the story. I’m driving along a local “arterial,” as they’re called here (busier streets than the neighborhood roads) on my way to go for a nature walk with a friend. A couple days prior, I had been gifted with a chance meeting someone while out riding my bike. She and I had talked quite a bit and even exchanged numbers to possibly ride together in the future. Trouble was, I wasn’t sure we were friendship material. On top of that, I was busy stewing about why she had been brought into my life in the first place. Was it to help me discriminate whom to become friends with and whom not to? Or was I supposed to be bridging a gap between us? I didn’t feel like I had the energy for the latter. It began to become a tangled mess of “why’s” and “what if’s.”
You all probably know that “analysis paralysis” saying, huh? Well, I was right in the middle of it. And stewing. In fact, I wouldn’t have been surprised if someone told me they could see the steam coming out of my ears. I was also very unhappy at the thought that my gentle friend would have to be the recipient of my inner turmoil – even though my intention was only to “dump it” so that we could go on for our walk in peace. I knew she didn’t deserve even the “dump,” but I was afraid if I didn’t let it out it would nag at me while we were supposed to be enjoying nature’s beauty.
I stopped for a red light at an intersection that has a strip mall catty-corner to me. On a big business display sign, I read, “We believe.” It had the effect of immediately shifting my inner maelstrom. I gave a sigh of relief. Ahhh… how nice to be brought back to basics and to have a reminder that all is well in the world and we can simply trust that all will be OK.
The light changed, and as I drove into the intersection the thought crossed my mind, “What business would post such a sign?” I knew there wasn’t a church at that location.
So I looked up at the sign and this time saw, “We deliver.” Which made total sense, as there are two restaurants in that little line of stores.
Call this what you will, but for me it was divine intervention. Seeing the “real sign” of “We deliver” took me immediately from fretting to hilarity. I literally laughed out loud for blocks as I drove away. And kept laughing till I got to the wildlife conservatory where we had agreed to meet. “You won’t believe what just happened to me as I was driving here!” I told my friend – and she got to join me in chuckling at the “coincidence” I’d experienced.
How awesome that “We deliver” had become “We believe” when I needed it! The Universe works in wondrous ways, and this time it did a great job in releasing a good amount of inner tension, turning it into something I was able to release with good humor. Well done, Universe! Thank you, thank you.
Susan C. Moyer, MSW
Is a sound healer and transformational coach. She has 25+ years experience in using alternate states of consciousness to access deeper healing on all levels: physical, psychological, mental and spiritual.