I haven’t been in this position in a long time… that being said, now that I have just jinxed it – we’ll see what comes of it. But it’s an interesting quote don’t you think?

Life is hard! Things can come at you fast and leave you spiraling at a loss. Someone close could pass away, you could lose your job or receive bad health news… even a flat tire on an over-scheduled day with no spare money to buy a replacement can throw you a curve ball you weren’t expecting – and those are just some of the things that can get you down.

I’ve been there.  As I’m sure most of us have at some point in our lives. The difference is how long did we stay there?  You may not believe in the power of prayer but I do.  Yet for me, it’s kind of two-fold. Is there a higher power helping out, opening doors? Would spiritual guidance be considered coincidence? Luck? You can call it what you want but the fact of the matter is; you have to be open to see opportunity when it arrives.  Even the darkest day has a little light shine in it. God doesn’t give you more than you can handle – although he sure does test the limits sometimes.

But the second part of it – the prayer-thing – is for me, about expressing what you need. Maybe by simply thinking about what is going on, actually taking the time to say “I need help” maybe that helps to open you to future possibilities.

openwindowIt’s like opening a window when you burn something in the oven.  smokingOvenYou need to let the smoke out of the house, air out your troubles, so the fresh air can come in. Sometimes someone may see the smoke and come to assist you or offer help, maybe they don’t. But the fresh air and the release of that smoke clears out the room in your head – and to me that is prayer.

Say it aloud while alone in your car – the higher power is the only one that will hear it – and express what’s been going on. “This sure has been a rough day. I’m not sure I can handle it anymore. I really need a break or an opportunity.  What can I do to receive it?” and you know what… that may have been enough to let some of it go, enough of it, maybe, to have an opening that will let in what you needed.

Or maybe I’m nuts. You decide.