I’m Thankful For: Life’s Timing

15 minutes can make all the difference.

I started a new job last Wednesday. My typical commute to work is 2 hours one way.  When I left for work at 7:15am, I got to work at 9:00am. But when I left for work at 7:00am, I got to work at 8am.

Life is all about timing.

The first day of work I padded my time to make sure I would get to work on time. Despite my best efforts, I left my home 20 minutes later then I planned. I wasn’t ready on time. I went back and forth between my car and my apartment because I kept leaving items I needed for work or for the evening.

While I was  annoyed at these hiccups; I reminded myself to take the time I needed, even if it meant that I would be late.

As I have gotten older, I have learned to trust life delays.

Perhaps we are not meant to leave or be on time at the moment we intend, or perhaps we aren’t meant to get that new job, promotion or relationship for reasons beyond our understanding.

While I was running late to work, on that first day, I passed a four car accident. I expressed gratitude in that moment that I missed it.

Today I am thankful for life’s timing. There have been a lot of moments in life where timing has made all the difference.

A simple 15 minutes can be all the difference between meeting someone new, reconnecting with someone from your past or avoiding danger.