Years ago it was a couch on the side of the road…
Today it was a Frog…
Thank you for reminding me everything is going to be OK!
No, I’m not drunk and yes, I promise this all does make some sort of sense.
When I was 20 years old, I went through a rough time. My first real boyfriend cheated on me, I had no idea what I was doing with my life, etc. On top of that I was working overnights so my whole life schedule was thrown off. Then one random day an old couch was dumped on the side of the road in my neighborhood. In a college town or big city this wouldn’t stick out as much as it did in our Central California, cookie cutter, developing neighborhood. Odd. But I didn’t think much about it. Surely one of the neighbors would call to complain and have it removed. The next day it was still there but on the other side of the road. I couldn’t help but giggle. Who took the time to move the couch across the street to the other empty dirt lot? 2 days later the couch was still in the field but in a different location. I would get excited waiting to see when and where the couch would be moved (I even moved the couch after a night out with my girlfriends).
It’s the little things in life. Things like seeing a couch on the side of the road, that are so odd and out of place, but comforting and silly that make the other stresses disappear…even if only for a minute.
I would (and hopefully will) continue to see couches on the side of the road during the times I needed them most and I knew that it was The Universe/God telling me it was going to be OK!
In the past week I have found myself searching for a couch on the side of the road. SEARCHING for The Universe to send me a sign that it was all going to be alright. I would take a couch or a dandelion or a shooting star…but no signs were popping up.
Today, I parked my car in a neighborhood near work and saw the frog hanging in the tree, in the rain and thought, Odd… and then giggled…just like I did with the couch so many years ago. The frog has been there for a little over a week and the same giggle happens every time I see it…and for that moment the stress disappears and I know it’s going to be OK.
While the couch or the frog aren’t going to fix all the problems or provide all the answers they do bring a little bit of peace…a little bit of silliness in this crazy thing we call life.
To Frogs, Couches, and all the other silly things that make us smile!