One of my favorite quotes has always been “faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.” A Miracle on 34th Street. Sometimes we just have a feeling that everything is going to be ok.
We are living at a time when people around us are afraid. You might even be one of them. You may have lost your job or are about to lose it. You might not be able to pay your bills. You may know someone who is sick, or you may be. You might just be frustrated that you can’t get everything done in a day. First off, take a deep breath. Everything happens for a reason.
For a long time, I had trouble with that statement, and I know I’m not alone. Why does a young child get sick and die? Why did this happen to me? I wish I could answer all the why’s, but it isn’t always possible. What I can tell you is that there is a lesson hidden in there and until you can find it, you must have a little faith. Some of my biggest life lessons took me years to discover. Some only took a few hours.
There is no right answer. Every person lives life differently and you’re allowed to, but are you growing as a result or are you staying stuck? If you’re stuck, it’s time to change that feeling and have a little faith that when we come out of quarantine that your life can be better. Let’s be honest, life can’t be what it was before. That may be hard to hear, but it’s true. We can never be the people we were yesterday. We have learned something or uncovered something which has moved us forward. At the very least we are a day older.
On Tuesday I broke quarantine to go grocery shopping. I started my day with a plan. As soon as I put my key in the ignition my plan was gone. I’ve spoken about my car battery before, well it decided it was done. Why had it chosen that moment? I looked to see who was open. The least expensive option that I could see at the time was temporarily closed. The only other place I could think of was the car dealership. I called and they said they could replace the battery and it might still be covered under warranty. I asked if he could look up when I purchased the battery. I thought I had purchased it in 2016, but I had purchased it in October 2017. It was still covered by the 30-month warranty. I got a new battery for free! I haven’t always had faith, but I had enough to get me there. I had 1 month left on my warranty and if my battery hadn’t died, I will admit I would have tried to keep it going because I don’t have extra cash lying around. But I also could have missed out on a free battery. I was fortunate, but I was also going to another place and interacting with more people than I had planned. As the day progressed, I started to think about how different things are from just a few weeks ago. But I had to have faith that all would be ok. I took all the precautions that I could and the rest I had to believe would work out.
We aren’t in quarantine just to keep us safe, but those around us safe. To know that what we can contribute is enough and have faith that it is working. Faith can help us in many things from getting a new car battery to walking through the grocery store to just working through our fear. We just need to believe that everything will work out how it’s supposed to. It’s time for a little faith.
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