The other day, I had a bad moment.
I let a little frustration spiral out into other negative emotions, which begets other negative emotions and on and on.
It feels bad to be irritated. I would much rather be happy.
I am driving … well … sitting in traffic trying to drive through downtown (during rush hour… not always a smart choice, but I was heading towards my weekly intuition class so I was looking forward to the destination). I am slowly moving through a section of downtown where if you do not pay attention, you will end up on a highway in the total wrong direction … crossing over two lanes of traffic to the left … merging right … crossing back over two more lanes …. trying to get in the left lane so I can enter one of our tunnels here in Pittsburgh … you get the picture. Not an easy drive.
Meanwhile, I am sitting there in traffic feeling bad for myself, trying to find something positive to bring me out of this icky mood.
At this point in the drive I am on a bridge over one of our rivers … just sitting and waiting in traffic. I worry I will be late to class. I hear the roar of cars drive on the overpass above me. I wonder why we are sitting still. I look around and think of all the concrete they must have used to build all of this.
I start flipping channels on the radio to try to find a song … any song … they (the radio stations) know we sit in traffic at this time of day … there are so many commercials!
Then, something wondrous happens. A little white feather floats by, just in front of my car. It wisps around. It seems like minutes pass by in slow motion, although I am sure it was mere seconds.
The feather floats directly in front of my path – going from right to left across all four lanes … only to dance on a little wind and float up over the side.
POOF! Then, it was gone.
Just then, a song starts playing and I hear the words blare, “The Best Day of My Life.”
My lips form a smile as my scrunched up face softens. I am instantly happier. You see, I know when I see a random feather, it is a sign from above. It is a sign from an angel letting me know I am loved.
A simple reminder.
Just like that, I feel better. I let out a little laugh and wonder why was I so irritated and how did I let someone else decide how I feel.
I brush it of and start to sing the song.
Life does get better. Just … like … that.
One feather and the perfect timing of a song.
The traffic starts to move.