By Janet Chester Bly
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Jan Grueter and I were on our way to a womens’ retreat in Washington and stopped to get our hair done. The stylist croaked out his greetings as he clipped a wrap around my friend’s neck.
“You don’t sound so good,” Jan said. “Are you sick?”
“I sure am. I think I have the flue.”
“We stole a look at each other, then she offered, “Maybe we should come another time.”
“Oh, that would be great. I just want to go home and collapse.”
|Road To Palouse Falls by Brian Forrest|
We were glad to get away from his germs. However, we had dippy hairdos and headed to an event where I would speak and my friend would assist me at our book table. We drove on down the highway. . .until we came to the Palouse Falls sign.
“Hey, I’ve always wanted to go there,” Jan remarked.
“So have I, but we never have time.”
|Palouse Falls from the top|
Since we had several extra hours that day, we turned off for this side trip. Over a high bridge. Past some donkeys in the tiny village of Starbuck. And we didn’t mind a bit when it began to drizzle. Wouldn’t hurt our coiffures as we overlooked the canyon and falls.
|Palouse Falls by Cindy Kassab|
When we arrived at the conference grounds, we fussed with each other’s hair and pronounced that we looked fine. Just fine. But we’ve never forgotten that serendipity. . .our detour of delight. And we realized we really can ‘make do’ when we have to.
“I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders” (Psalm 9:1).
When has life derailed you and it turned out to be a blessing in disguise?
taken from "31 Ways To Win The Fight For Personal Peace" available as a free download at http://BlyBooks.com/articles.htm/
|Awakening Your Sense of Wonder|
AWAKENING YOUR SENSE OF WONDER
by Janet Chester Bly
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