Everything Happens for a Reason

I decided to cancel my trip to Thailand. It’s not safe to travel right now because of the Coronavirus. I plan to go next year in 2021.

I have planned on going to Thailand for almost a year. I was ready to go. It was a difficult decision to make – only two days before my plane would take off. Since I took the time off work, my husband suggested that I go to Florida to see my best friend. I agreed to go to Florida. My friend just got divorced and she was feeling depressed.

Before I left for Florida, I called my friend and mentor, Sister Lucy (who is a Franciscan nun), to tell her about my change in plans. Sister Lucy told me that my friend in Florida needed me right now and there’s a reason for everything.

I am here in Florida right now. I arrived on Monday. My best friend told me that it’s a miracle that I am here to be with her because she was feeling suicidal. She said that I saved her life.

I knew she was depressed, but I didn’t know she was suicidal. Now I see that I am meant to be here to support her and be her best friend.

I remember the the minutes before I made my decision to not go to Thailand. I sat in meditation and the message, “have a flexible mind” repeated several times.

Life can change in an instant. It’s easy to get attached to our plans. But sometimes we are meant to be somewhere else or do something different.

We need to trust that everything happens for a reason. We may not understand how the universe works, but we can learn to have a flexible mind and go with the flow.

Namaste, world.

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