It’s going to sound funny…insane…maybe even spoiled…but I really didn’t want to go to Punta Cana. I resisted the trip until I arrived to my hotel room yesterday. I had committed months earlier. You know that saying “It seemed like a good idea at the time.” Not 48 hours ago I thought it was a really a crappy idea. I don’t have time. I have too much to do. My kids need me. I’m so tired. Blah, blah, blah.
Right before I left, a friend texted me a quote (that I can’t completely remember) saying something about not resisting the bigger plan; I’m always right where I’m supposed to be; have patience, wisdom and trust. I bought into it for at least 2 hours, and then jumped back on the “I shouldn’t be going” train.
Fast forward to last night. I shared dinner with a dear friend, talked a little biz, solved a few world problems, caught up on kids and husbands, and truthfully experienced one the easiest, most meaningful, insightful evenings I’ve had in a long time.
This morning I hit the beach for a run and came across what I think is an obstacle course for some poor souls later today. One of the young Dominican men setting up was near. I approached him and said in a very load, slow voice, “Picture?” I showed him my cell phone and pointed to where you press the white button, pointed to myself and said, “Picture?”
He said, “Would you like me to take your picture? I’d be happy to!” What he didn’t say out loud but was thinking, “I speak English lady” and maybe a few other things.
As I kicked in the center of the circle I thought, Bull’s-Eye! I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. Where I am today is no accident.
The most important place we can ever be is right where we are, because it shares the most important message we can receive; the Now.
Patience, wisdom and trust doesn’t sound like such a bad idea after all.