Archive for September 9th, 2008

It All Works Out in the End

I had a long weekend and flew down to Dallas last week to get
together with my pal Mary. Mary and I met in an Abraham group
5 or so years ago.  We have been best buddies ever since.

She and I were staying in a hotel.  We each brought reading
material.  Mary is reading Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic Takes
Manhattan.  If you have ever read the series, the main character
gets herself in plenty of financial binds because she loves to shop.
It alternates between being hugely funny and a bit too close to the
truth for some of us!

Mary commented to me: “Bethie I don’t think I can finish this book,
it’s almost too painful.”  Because I am already familiar with the books,
I know how it all ends up, I turn to Mary and say, “It’s o.k. Mary because
it all works out in the end”.

Then I had this brilliant idea.  Of course all my ideas are brilliant. :)
I thought – that is such a metaphor for life.  It does all work out in the end.
No matter what panty wad twisting we go through, it all works out.  So
what if we trusted in that – even in the moments where things don’t feel
like they are going the way we want them to.  What if we just rested in
the knowing that it all works out in the end.  It’s sort of like skipping ahead
to the end of the book but in a fun way, in a finding relief kind of way.

So next time you find yourself in the heat of the moment, when it feels like
nothing is going right, remember that you already know the end of this story.
It all works out in the end.

It always does.

The End.

Love, Bethie

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