As I left the restaurant where I had dinner, I knew I would require a utensil to eat my leftovers halfway through my child birthing class. The cafeteria at Bethesda North is a pretty good walk from the lobby. I looked around as I walked the direction of the cafeteria. I am 31 weeks pregnant and was feeling a bit tired for that kind of journey. When I saw the waiting room for surgery had a vending area, I checked the drawers for utensils. Having felt relief at the idea of not walking to the cafeteria, I was a little bummed not to find anything. Since there was a woman at the desk, I asked if she had a fork. She didn’t say no, but she replied, “I have a spoon.” Without hesitation, I told her, “That will work!” I thanked her for keeping me from having to walk all the way to the cafeteria. She was so sweet and I thought a prayer of gratitude. She could have just said no, but she was willing to offer me what she had.
The whole experience made me think of a life analogy. If there is something you are looking for, how far will you go to get it? In this case, I was more than willing to take the spoon I was offered. With the leftovers I have, a spoon is actually a better option once I reflected on it. You can better believe, if I really needed a fork I would have walked to the cafeteria. Sometimes, life presents us with a better option than what we thought was available. When have you been the recipient of a pleasant surprise? What happened? Let us know in the comments below!
Eva Borho, M.A., L.M.T., Intuitive Life Coach, Spiritual Teacher, and Holy Fire Reiki Master