As you might remember, the head of a company survived 9/11 because his son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her alarm clock didn’t go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the JN Turnpike because of an auto accident.
One of them missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change.
One’s car wouldn’t start.
One couldn’t get a taxi.
One wore new shoes to work and got blisters, so he stopped for band-aids.
So, the next time the children are slow getting dressed, you can’t find the car keys, you hit every traffic light, don’t get frustrated or mad, just take a deep breath and recognize that it may be for the best. There are things that happen and are just simply beyond our control. If there is a reason that everything happens, and that reason just saved your life, or the life of someone you love, then embrace it. Focus on what you can control and let go of things you cannot. Life is too short to not count our blessings, no matter how small.