Story: My Inconvenience May Be Someone Else’s Miracle.

This week’s video story: Something that’s inconvenient for me may be someone else’s miracle.


Has this ever happened to you? Something that you know is probably an inconvenience for most people is actually extremely helpful for you? Unfortunately, it’s so easy to notice when the opposite happens, and a change is super-inconvenient; I remind myself of this story to help boost my attitude.

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13 thoughts on “Story: My Inconvenience May Be Someone Else’s Miracle.”

  1. Wow – that was great! Going to try and remember that one when I am convinced ‘the world is against me’! Think I will share this with my kids – it’s a powerful lesson for any age.

    PS – I love Parks and Rec too!

  2. One of the best stories you have brought us, Gretchen! Reminds me to be grateful for the crazy little miracles that somehow come along and make life wonderful–or just save your life altogether. Thanks

  3. Wow what a perspective shift. This is my favorite of the stories you’ve told…something I’ve NEVER considered and will try to from now on!

  4. Wow I would have never saw it like that. I believe in everything happens for a reason, and I mean everything, but what a different point of view. Thats amazing!!!

  5. So true! Last month my husband and I were on our way to SFO, stuck in Friday rush hour traffic that was supremely snarled due to an accident. I think we had about a 5% chance of making our flight and tensions were high, when my friend, who was on the same flight, called from the airport quite unhappy that they hadn’t checked the flight status before turning in their rental car. There was a 2 hr delay. The wait in the airport was very frustrating for her and very relaxing for me. I was so thankful for the delay. (Hopefully, no one was hurt in the accident.)

  6. There are extreme examples of this in the medical world. Something that is near and dear to you, Gretchen, organ donation for example, is a most radical example. Also, once my 5 year old son was supposed to have a minor surgical procedure at 8 a.m. and we ended up waiting until after 5 p.m. He was fasting since overnight, so it was quite inconvenient to all of us, but we were not upset because an infant was being operated on in his place. Bumping us meant the baby could have life-saving surgery.

  7. So true.

    But to take this even further, your inconvenience may also be your own miracle – you just don’t realise it yet. Countless times I’ve looked back and marvelled at how something bad that happened to me actually had a positive outcome.

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