Do you ever have that moment when you wonder why things go the way that they do, but then later on you look back and realize that it was actually a blessing in disguise? Sometimes it isn’t evident at first, but then later on, you realize that things happened just the way they were intended to happen. That’s the beauty of a blessing in disguise.
It happens a lot in life. Not getting jobs or declining certain opportunities end up leading to something better or driving you in another direction; one that you didn’t even know existed. Changes in relationships, although it’s difficult at first, lead you towards different friendships or it helps to strengthen others. Situations where you feel powerless end up becoming ways to practice being strong. For every disappoint, there is greater joy just waiting around the corner. Blessings in disguise are everywhere.
They also happen in running too…
I swore off marathons after Kiawah. I trained for 18 weeks to just feel completely beaten up. I was at the point of thinking that marathons were just not my thing. Enter Cara. She was training for the Richmond Marathon. I was accompanying her on a lot of her long runs. I was just running, keeping my friend company. I was training for Crooked Road anyways, so why not get in some 20 milers? It would only help! Then, just like that, I was signed up to run with her. It was exactly the thing I needed to trust a marathon again. It was one of those moments when I realized that Kiawah wasn’t supposed to be the marathon that would get me a PR, it was Richmond.
A setback is just an open door. It’s a chance for something even better.
When have you experienced a blessing in disguise? What did it lead you to?
Go be awesome! 🙂
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