The universe sends us little signs or messages everyday, but much of the time we don't pay attention to what they may really mean.
Yesterday I stumped my toe three times on the same thing as I was rushing around trying to get something done. OUCH!!! It just made me mad at myself, but I kept on rushing. Then I dropped something heavy on that same toe. It hurt so bad it brought tears to my eyes and I rushed to get an ice pack for the pain. As I set there nursing my poor bruised toe I had time to close my eyes and think about why this was happening.
Maybe, just maybe , the universe was sending me a message that I needed to slow down and think about the path I was taking. Maybe I have not been paying enough attention to where I have been heading.
Thursday I had my first colonoscopy. My doctor tricked me into getting it done by telling me there was a small correlation between a medication I am on and colon cancer. He should have said teeny correlation, but then I probably wouldn't have done it. As it happens they found what was described as a "diminutive polyp", which they would biopsy, but which he assured me was nothing to worry about. I will get the results of the biopsy in two weeks. In the meantime I have been rushing around like a crazy woman to try and keep from worrying.
I never considered that I might have a polyp. I don't smoke or drink. I haven't eaten red meat in 18 years. I try to eat a healthy diet, but I have lived with a lot of stress for a long time and stress is a contributor to health problems. Another sign maybe that I need to rethink the path that I am on.
There are so many signs. Getting stuck in traffic. Annoying people in line at the grocery. Stumping your toe. Unexpected bills showing up. Instead of grumbling when these things happen, maybe we need to take time to breathe and to think about what they are telling us.
I plan to think about the small signs I have been receiving. I know that I can't control everything, so I need to work on changing what I can, helping where I can, and letting things I can't control go. I am going to think about my path and find more serenity.
Do you think about the signs that you get?