Today's title is a shout-out to county legend Garth Brooks. I grew up listening to country music and this was always one of my favorites. Of course in my teens I didn't understand the magnitude of the song the way I do now!
I do my best thinking in the car (and at 3am when I am WIDE AWAKE but refuse to get out of bed on principle). The other day I was driving to work and thinking about how funny life can be. How many times have you REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wanted something.....then it doesn't work out for whatever reason and you look back later and think "Damn, I'm so glad I didn't get that".
Maybe "that" was a job that would have changed the trajectory of your life (not in a good way), or a guy that you realize isn't really aligned with who you are at your core or worse an opportunity painted in Fool's Gold that would have left you feeling unfulfilled.
Sometimes the best prayers are unanswered ones.
And maybe you don't pray - I feel like "praying" always has this religious connotation - but really you could be sending a nod to the Universe or the God of your choosing when making a decision or trying to come to terms with where you are - versus where you want to be. I was raised Catholic but don't consider myself especially religious.....until I'm in a scary situation and suddenly "Please God don't let XYZ be true" is flying out of my mouth. :)
Lately I've been thinking about how lucky I am to be where I am in life, in my career, in my weight loss - I've come so far I can't remember the girl I was all those years ago most days. Then I think about my future husband and pray that he will "get me" - he'll be someone who helps me grow but also appreciates how far I've come. Scrolling Instagram and I saw this meme - mindblown. Game changer!
Praying for someone or something like what I've already had hasn't worked- so I'm flipping this on it's head and praying for just that - to be ready, to recognize it and to make it last. <3
Now let's hope this prayer doesn't go unanswered, haha. Can you think of a time when something you wanted SO badly really was a blessing not meant for you? Can you think of a time when something that was wonderful didn't seem in hindsight like it was what you wanted at all? The Universe / God is funny that way!