People are divided into two parts: some of them look for and cannot find anything, others find but are not satisfied. ~Mihai Eminescu, Romanian poet (translated by Oana Platon)
Have you ever had something so unexpected happen that all you can do is accept it for what it is and carry on?
Over the weekend, I reached into my car for my glasses so I could drive Mom to church in her car.
Suddenly, I noticed something unusual on my driver’s seat.
Just sitting there, minding its own business, waiting to be discovered.
Okay, you say. What’s odd about that?
Simply that I haven’t lost any buttons recently. And nobody drives my car but me.
Well, I scooped it up and went inside to see which pocket flap on my slacks was missing a button. And, after going through all my jeans and capris, I discovered every button was present and accounted for.
How odd, I thought, before setting the button aside. Because you know that as soon as you toss something away, you’ll find a need for it, right?
Later that evening, I made another check, figuring I must have overlooked something.
On a whim, I pulled out my shorts and went through them, too.
Bingo! There was a pair missing a button…a button that was an exact match to the one I’d found in my car.
Here’s where this really gets weird — it hasn’t been warm enough this season to have worn shorts.
I must’ve lost that button last summer, yet I’ve driven my car nearly every single day since then, and it never came to light until Saturday.