Funny things happen to us in this world. And by funny, yes sometimes laugh-out-loud things, but often it’s more like head-scratchers. You’re left wondering why something just occur or how it is that it could occur. You may wonder why you? Then there are those “funny” things that occur that have long-lasting repercussions. Our daily version of the butterfly effect.
Once upon a time, I experienced one of these moments. Two and a half years ago, I had an appointment in a very far away place. I had made arrangements for a car pick up as it would be near impossible to travel by public transportation to my destination point. I utilized a longstanding, reliable pick up. Except it turned out to not be reliable. The car service was running really late and there was no way I could arrive on time. And anyone who knows me, knows I’m an extremely punctual person. I’m one of those who arrives early. But not this time. And, I was sweating and fretting.
I manage to get a car ride that involved bringing my poor sleepy, hungry son. The appointment was for late in the evening. It was all a disaster. Traffic was horrendous to the point that it took over 2.5 hours to get there. I arrived about 50 minutes late. I was besides myself. I am never late. And, most certainly not an hour late. I have a few friends who are that way. I bake in long wait times when I decide to get together with them. But that is not me. And this appointment has a huge thing. And it would end up changing my life in a number of large ways.
If I hadn’t been so diligent in getting there, I can assure you that my life in almost every way imaginable would be different. My life today would not exist as is because of that car ride I manage to work out. If I had just walked away and noted that the universe was trying to tell me something my sky would be a different color blue.
One incident. One decision. One moment of sheer determination. Ine completely altered life.