Sunday, February 17, 2008

Be Careful What You Wish For...

You might just get it.

In less than a minute you can see an example of how wishes being fulfilled can lead to something you don't want...Click Here to see the video with Benny Hill.

Do yourself a favor, and take a minute to check it out, before going on.

Hopefully, now that you've seen it, it brought a smile to your face, as it did mine.

Perhaps it also gave you a moment to think about the things you have asked for in your life, and didn't get. What were your feelings at the time? Were you disappointed? If so, consider that there is a different perspective that would allow you to actually be excited.

Sometimes you may think you know what you want, or what's best for you, however, it turns out that there are possibilities bigger and better than your imagination at the time could conjure up. Had it turned out the way you wanted it to, it wouldn't have been nearly as good as it was. Or maybe, if you had gotten what you wanted, it would have turned out the way the video did.

Unfortunately, the outcomes of our actions aren't always so clearly defined. Sometimes we have no clue how it all comes together. I just love the movie It's A Wonderful Life. (I can watch it again and again and...)

In it, for anyone who hasn't seen it, a man gets to see what life would have been like without him in it. In the process he gets to see how the choices he made affected those he cared about and interacted with. He gets to see the difference in those people's lives that HE made.

However little he valued his life (until he got some perspective from an angel in training) he got to see how wonderful his life was just the way it turned out.


The next time something doesn't go the way you want, may I suggest that instead of being disappointed, you consider that you may have actually averted something you didn't want, and wonder what wonderful, better thing might be headed your way.

Have a GREAT day!

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