I was sitting on my front porch.
Enjoying the California March sun.
had been under the weather and thought
It would be good for me to bask
Little did I realize how good it actually would
Living on the corner and having our porch a bit elevated affords me a
panoramic view of the area.
I sat there enveloped in the stillness of the
Greenery. Palm trees. Neighbor's landscape.
Then the inevitable
My mind started to wander.
It traveled to a fruitless place,
drifting to unprofitable territory.
I knew I should turn around and go
But my mind had a mind of its own...
Til I looked up, and on my
Staring in my face,
Was that big red octagon sign, STOP.
you better believe it - I stopped.
I halted my negative thoughts,
I had allowed myself that indulgence.
G-d had entered. He tapped me on my
I was now open for warmth, encouragement and hopefulness.
He, in His
infinite sense of humor held up that Stop sign to my face.
Never mind that it
was there for years, it was only NOW that I so needed to see it,
to dispel my
With Him covering all the intricate details of ones life; there
is absolutely no reason to worry, to be "down" or get discouraged.
I can trust and rely on Him that all is, and will be, good.
Like this plaque I saw:
I am G-d.
Today I will be
handling all of your problems.
I will not need your help.
If you need to
contact me, I am only a prayer away.
I looked at the bold Stop sign and I smiled.
I was comforted.
The next day, I took my prayer book out to the front porch.
I looked to my
left, saw the STOP sign, smiled, and started my daily prayers