Since I’ve been in Houston the past few weeks, something has become clearer for me. That thread that connects you to me and guides us from one experience to another really does exist.
Here is my story. It was January 8th and I was waiting on boxes to be delivered to me. They were boxes that I sent to myself from Detroit to Houston. They were filled with my clothes. I sent them via US Postal. It was the cheapest way for me to get my clothes to another state in a short amount of time. These clothes were suppose to arrive on January 8th, and, when I checked the website using my tracking numbers for the packages, it showed the boxes were delivered on January 8th. The unfortunate part was they weren’t delivered to me.
I began to panic. 80% of my clothes, gone. I cried a little. Moving is stressful and losing your clothes is just an additional stress that no one wants. The only thing that calmed me was meditation. That quiet took me away from a reality and allowed me to hear, “Don’t worry. You will get them back.” After an outburst that included several f-bombs, I did calm down and a feeling set in; one of knowing. I knew that everything would be okay. This was different than believing or thinking everything is going to be okay. I knew.
A few days went by, and then, just like that, I get a call that my boxes were delivered. I was happy and I thanked God for the miracle. That evening, I went through my boxes and it while I separated my slacks from my blouses and skirts from dresses it was clear that I had more clothes than I needed. The week without my clothes showed me I did not need all of these garments. I planned to give them away.
The next day, I was walking around the neighborhood and you would not believe what I saw. A women’s center with a thrift shop connected to it. I smiled. This is where my giveaways belong. In this thrift shop, supporting other women through their troubles and challenges.
See, the thread. My experience got me to understand that some things that I thought were important weren’t really important at all. At least not in the way I thought.