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Appreciate Life’s Annoying Little Things

Lessons from 9/11, the annoying little things:

  • As you might know, the head of a major company survived the tragedy of “9/11” in New York 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 NJ 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 went back to answer the telephone.
  • One had a child that dawdled and didn’t get ready as soon as he should have.
  • One couldn’t get a taxi.
  • The one that struck me was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive today.

Now when I am stuck in traffic…
      – miss an elevator…
      – turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
      – all the little things that annoy me…
      – I think to myself…
         this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment.

The next time your morning seems to be going wrong,
      – the children are slow getting dressed,
      – you can’t seem to find the car keys,
      – you hit every traffic light…
      – don’t get mad or frustrated;
         God is at work watching over you.

May God continue to bless you with all those annoying little things – and may you remember and appreciate their possible purpose.

Story submitted by Kranti Gaurav
Author Unknown

{ 35 comments… add one }
  • Muhammad imran July 21, 2014, 7:37 am

    God always chooses the best for us. Sometimes apparently good things turn bad and bad ones turn good. We better be content to what He wants us to be.

  • Mkr February 4, 2014, 3:06 am

    This is a great story, I would just love to know if those are actual accounts? Does anyone know where this story came from? I know that’s not the point, I’m just curious if those are factual or just examples made up for the story.

  • Arifa January 3, 2014, 9:04 pm


  • Sarah October 21, 2013, 1:58 pm

    God is always in control…. amen!!! Thank you Lord for watching over me..

  • Gloria September 11, 2013, 1:56 pm

    With that same mindset … “God is at work watching over you.” “…this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment.”

    The accounts of the ones mentioned in this article always gives me reason to pause … and think … Do you realize that “God was also watching over them?” He was. Then you must also believe they were “exactly where God wanted them to be at that very moment.” Sobering thought, isn’t it?

    It’s one of the many heart wrenching things in life that I’m unable to comprehend. Yet…I can honestly say … Yes, Father, I can say, “Thank You.” for trusting me with this experience even if You never tell me why. For I now understand that I do not need to always understand all things. ~Gloria~

  • Isinga Titus May 1, 2013, 5:16 pm

    Wow! Interesting…I like it.

  • Isha Vyawahare April 14, 2013, 11:50 pm

    This is very inspiring. Thank you for Sharing!

  • Naveenta January 22, 2013, 8:40 am

    Great inspiration. Lots of thanks to the writer.

  • Anand August 8, 2012, 4:13 am

    Whatever the God does, He does it for our betterness….

  • Ronke July 1, 2012, 8:39 am

    True indeed! God has His own way of doing things.

  • Phen12 May 11, 2012, 1:36 am

    The things that annoy us are the tunnel of God’s blessing. Don’t look on the mess of the situation. Instead, look what lies behind of it.

  • Hanna Nyu April 30, 2012, 3:52 am

    I’ve read a lot today thanks for that I was enlightened enough of everything I had read.

  • Isaiah April 18, 2012, 6:29 am

    This is truely a good moral story, some of these were happening to me. Thanks God for the lessons.

  • Nanda Kinra April 4, 2012, 4:53 am

    My mind has been of late going through a great turmoil, but reading this has helped me to think that everything happens for a cause and whatever God does does for some good. Only time will tell may his impediments are good for us to slow down to save us from early mishaps. God bless.

  • Anthony April 1, 2012, 1:52 am

    I love it! Remembering this story will allow us all to keep calm in situations that have “seemingly” gone awry.

  • Ba37 February 24, 2012, 12:28 pm

    Really awesome…….

  • lanre February 7, 2012, 3:27 am

    This is our fathers world……..God is the ruler yet. May God continue to bless us with life’s annoying little things.

  • Ify February 4, 2012, 9:38 am

    I love this. God’s time is always the best.

  • Dave January 28, 2012, 3:28 am

    God bless you and prosper u

  • Janice January 23, 2012, 7:49 am

    It was so inspiring. Everything happens for a reason.

  • Marvin Rick G. Forcado January 14, 2012, 4:50 pm

    Very good!

  • Malini January 10, 2012, 11:15 am

    Thanks for the great stories.They inspire me everyday and I try to visit this website as often as I can.
    We don’t realize the happenings of life until someone explains it is for the better. I wanted to forward this story to my friends, but I do not know to share the link via facebook,twitter accounts I do not have such interests. I would appreciate it if it can be as simple as sharing via email /print.
    Thanks for the great stories.
    Have a nice day.

  • Chirag Patel January 5, 2012, 6:04 am

    Whatever the situation arround us take it positively.

  • Prasad December 29, 2011, 4:16 am

    It all depends on situation and views on positive side.

  • Raviprakash December 16, 2011, 10:06 am

    That’s why I have always believed that whatever happens.. happens for good. No need to get panic or stressed, be positive always and positive will happen for you 🙂

  • Reddy Mahesh December 8, 2011, 5:37 am

    Very true!!!! When I paused for while, at the end of the article, I too realized that there were many such things happened in my life…
    Finally one thing could be said undoubtedly is… Right people deserve right things. But, at the RIGHT times.

  • Bay November 4, 2011, 7:22 am

    Everything has reasons…

  • Johnnedel Medriano October 21, 2011, 9:47 am

    Never realized it until today that I read this story. . .Thanks pal. Great note 🙂

  • bards October 13, 2011, 2:17 am

    Great story….

  • Jee-an October 6, 2011, 4:33 am

    This made me realize to smile and be thankful when the situation is out of my hand, or not falling according to plan…Glory to God!!

  • Jo September 19, 2011, 4:12 am

    I have experienced similar kind of problems at times and realized it was for a reason.. thanks to God… who always looks upon us on need…

  • Mimi August 14, 2011, 7:39 pm

    Wow! Everthing good or bad works together for our good.

  • Muchemi Joyce August 8, 2011, 1:42 pm

    That story is so true. I can identify with some of those things. God is most definitely in charge. And He’s clever than all of us!

  • Ashna Sambhar August 1, 2011, 5:46 pm

    Problem makes life interesting… 🙂

  • Raghu Ram July 9, 2011, 5:00 am

    Great story and cool moral.

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