A 90 year old man goes for a physical. All of his tests come back with normal results. The doctor says, “George, everything looks great. How are you doing mentally and emotionally? Are you at peace with God?”
George replies, “God and I are tight. He knows I have poor eyesight, so He’s fixed it so when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, poof! The light goes on. When I’m done, poof! The light goes off.”
“Wow, that’s incredible,” the doctor says.
A little later in the day, the doctor calls George’s wife. “Ethel,” he says, “George is doing fine! But I had to call you because I’m in awe of his relationship with God. Is it true that he gets up during the night, and poof! ….The light goes on in the bathroom, and when he’s done, poof!…… The light goes off?”
“Oh sweet Jesus” exclaims Ethel……. “He’s peeing in the refrigerator again!
It’s funny how life works. Doors are always opening and closing. As a firm believer in the “everything happens for a reason” theory, I don’t believe in coincidences. Things happen for specific reasons and whether we like it or not we have no real control over much of anything.
I recently had a door abruptly close in my life. It came without warning and I am not sure what to make of it all.
For me, this time of year is filled with self reflection and introspection. The older I become, the more self-analyzation I do at birthday time. This year is no exception.
Hopefully I can regroup and move forward. Maybe tomorrow. Right now there is more thinking to do.