Everything happens for a reason

by Amanda on September 25, 2008

in Uncategorized

Last night became one of the weirdest nights of my life. It all began when I left work a little early to catch an earlier train. I wanted to get some grocery shopping done…

Anyway, I managed to leave my cell phone (my only phone) at work. I was already on the train when I realized I had done that, and the doors already closed. Oops! It would have been silly for me to get off the next stop of my express train and go back, so I low-teched it.

You have no idea how crazy it is without a phone all night! I felt a little cut off from the world, but I decided to make the most of it. I watched some Project Runway, knit, and went to bed early. Sometimes I guess we all need to unplug.

So, this morning on my way to the train, I heard that my normal train, the one I would have been on if I had been able to get off the train and go get my phone, was stopped for about an hour last night because a train hit a pedestrian. It’s unfortunate that a person was hit, but I’m grateful that I wasn’t sitting on the train for that long!

Moral of the story: Even when you feel inconvenienced by something, there is a bigger reason why that happened!!


bettyc September 25, 2008 at 1:07 pm

It must be a generational thing. (I’m old as dirt). I don’t use a cell phone much, or even my land line phone. Oddly enough, I feel very cut off from the outside world if I don’t have my internet access, and in particular, my email access, every night.

robin September 25, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Actually, I’m with Betty – so NOT a phone person. People call me on the Blackberry and I forget to even look at it to check to see if anyone called – I just use it for email, really. Now, email – I would feel lost if I didn’t have access to email for an evening.

John Kearsing September 26, 2008 at 8:47 am

I’m sure God worked that into his “everything happens for a reason” plan. He would have hated for you to miss Suede in his punk rock outfit.

Alicia September 30, 2008 at 11:10 am

True true. I think a lot of times those things go unnoticed. Cute story.
I actually went “unplugged” out this weekend. It was rainy and I didn’t feel like risking a wet phone. It was great 😉

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