So the other day I was at work. I was in the middle of washing my hands when suddenly I noticed that the ring I wear all the time and has a very special meaning to me, was gone.
So I began looking through the trash quickly and couldn't find it. I looked through the other trash and still couldn't find it.
I told myself (being the drama queen I am) to calm down and not cry because this was not worth crying over. I began to look through more garbage and re-trace my steps and still couldn't find it. My co-workers helped me and still I couldn't find it.
I began to pray, because recently I've been trying really hard not to get overwhelmed and be overly emotional, but to tap into the self-control that God gives and be patient.
So I prayed and then went about my day content. I thanked God and tried to get over it.
As I prayed I began to realize that sometimes I get SO wrapped up in things that don't matter that I forget and take for granted the ones I love. More than that, I forget to show that love.
After work I made my way home and there it was... on my dresser. (If you were wondering... yes, I felt dumb.)
Maybe it took that experience to remember that love is important and things are not as important as people...
God works in wonderfully mysterious ways.
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." - 1 Corinthians 13:13