When Life Gives You Walnut...

Man, did I ever need last night’s show in Chicago.  What a great crowd of listeners. It was an honor to play with Emily White and Jared Rabin and to see so many familiar faces. After the week I had, the friendship felt even more special.

A lot of bizarre and frustrating things happened this week, culminating with a huge walnut tree falling down across our driveway.  My husband was out of town. I couldn’t move it, and I still don’t know how to use a chainsaw.  I panicked. My brain went to a dark spot. Why does this bad stuff always happen? 

Then I took a few deep breaths. I started chuckling. Earlier in the week, I had been wishing for some lumber for a project I’m working on at home. 

And the universe provided it.  Albeit in an inconvenient-for-me way, but I got exactly what I needed.

Reader, the longer I live, the more I realize that the universe has a sense of humor, and I should too. The “bad stuff that always happens” is sometimes the good stuff in disguise. Relationships that don’t work, jobs that fall through, plans that change, problems that arise: they all have a way of getting us where we need to be.

Wishing you a week of humor and finding good in the bad.  See you next Monday. -Em

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