Monday, March 03, 2008

This morning....

This morning, the power was out when I woke up so I decided to walk to the corner to get some coffee at Starbucks (which ordinarily I wouldn't even consider). The cars were all backed up at the light which was, of course, flashing. A major intersection became a hellish four-way stop which is always a mess. I thought about all those people sitting in their cars, probably going to jobs they hate and then having to deal with such an inconvenience. I thought, "well, I wish them all peace" and the power came back on. I know the two events are not connected .. but it still made me smile.

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31 comments:

niobe said...

Wow, Chani. I'm sure you'll always use your new-found superpowers for only the most beneficent purposes. ;)

meno said...

Yeah, that job thing sucks. It can really take up all your time and your soul.

storyteller said...

Perhaps they were connected ;--)
Stranger things have happened, and of course ... we are all one. Such coincidences just may be God's way of remaining A Nonny Mouse! Thanks for sharing for now I'm smiling too.
Hugs and blessings,

wheelsonthebus said...

Can you do me a favor and send some of that energy this way, please? Like right before my 11 hour flight with the two boys.

Molly said...

Wow! You powerful woman you!

Mariposa said...

I know what to do next time I dont feel well/good, I just have to email you and hopefully you wish me peace and WooT things will be better... ;)

This had me smiling...have a nice week Chani!

flutter said...

this is very sweet

Amy Y said...

It most certainly was connected! You are a super hero, dontcha know? :)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

The story makes me smile, too.

Mel said...

You've got the power, girl! ;)

Dandelion seeds said...

I smile at that too.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I'm just glad you didn't wish them something negative. Oops. And no murder weapon to be found.

Thoughts are very powerful. Knowing that, we should try hard to control them and use them for good, as you did.

I feel confident that living beings are safe in your hands, er, thoughts.

Say it said...

What a great moment to have.

PJ said...

Love the cheery "super power" thought!! Thanks

slouching mom said...

what a beautiful photo you chose.

my husband and i moved to a small town in large part because he couldn't bear to continue to spend an hour and a half each day in the car.

it's soul-sucking.

Christine said...

the quality of life decreases for every minute spent in car. that is why today i played in mud puddles with a certain 3 year old who got VERY wet!

Running on empty

jen said...

i'd like to think it wasn't a coincidence at all...

QT said...

That is so cool, Chani!

Laurie said...

Your post made me even more thankful to have a job i love. Thank you for reminding me that not everyone has that luxury.

Mary said...

And their blood pressures were skyrocketing (I know...). Then Chani made a wish and all was well.

Peace, Chani.

MsLittlePea said...

Don't you love when that happens?

Starbucks is ok in my book. Not my favorite place as I like the more traditional cafe but those are few and far between. It doesn't hurt that I like the lemon and crumb cakes there so I'll wish them a little peace too. :O)

painted maypole said...

coincidence is still powerful.

Sober Briquette said...

Love it, and the idea of commuting to work on a blue lake in a canoe.

Want to try again? Two sick kids and a mom could use a good night's sleep...

cadiz12 said...

connected or not, i'm sure if more people gave off positive vibes like that, things couldn't help but be better. though traffic can make a person crazy.

Thailand Musings said...

No coincidence there. We all create our realities. What you think is what is...so start imagining your perfect Thai guy and humming that Fiddler on the Roof tune :)

Aliki2006 said...

Never underestimate the power of peaceful vibes!!

Journey Through Life said...

Your post and this incredible photo made ME smile! Thank you.
Annie
xxx

The Fool said...

It's all connected...as Lorenz noted, the butterfly wing-flap in China can change the weather in Texas...

Keep sending goodness beams.

Carla said...

It's a fabulous serendipity. And even better that it made you smile :-)

seventh sister said...

I think the two events were connected. Here's why(or at least another example). The other day, this town was waaayyy to full of people for a Saturday. We have a lot of events here in March so it will be that way for a while. Anyway, I was sitting through a traffic light for the third cycle. I was underneath a freeway overpass. I could see the sky between the top of the SUV in front of me and the bottom of the bridge above me. It was as if I were looking at it on a giant movie screen. I was getting pretty irritated at all the traffic. I had things I needed to get done and not as much time as I would have liked to do them. I caught myself feeling that way and made the decision to be OK with where I was. As soo as I had that thought, the clouds, which had been swirling around, opened up to form a hole in the exact shape of a heart. I wished I had a camera. Oh, I had one. My phone! Before I could reach for it, the shape started to change. For a fleeting moment, it resemble a map of the United States and then a map of Asia. I wondered if anyone else had even noticed or if the display was jus for me. I cannot think that it was a coincidence.

Janet said...

I love that story.