A couple of weeks ago, I got the idea to buy ticket to the James Taylor concert at Tanglewood for the 4th of July. Jack loves James Taylor, and that particular concert had fireworks after (something I’d normally never be able to stay awake for). The plan seemed like a perfect one, and I was so excited when I called to get lawn tickets (which I assumed would be available)….they were sold out.
This kind of thing; getting a “great idea” that I find out isn’t going to happen, doesn’t bother me for long anymore, because if I feel like I’ve tried everything possible and my plan isn’t opening doors, I know that something larger is at work.
When I can relax and trust that there must be a reason (which is currently unavailable to my conscious mind, but known by Divine Mind) and something better is just around the corner, my disappointment is very temporary, and I start expecting to be pleasantly surprised. …I’m rarely disappointed.
“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment”. Henry David Thoreau