As I trudge along the road in this journey of mine, I sometimes wonder if I travelling the path I was meant to take. There are those times, including today, when I can wonder if I’ve taken a completely wrong turn without knowing it. And then there are those “signs” that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.
I had a good friend text me this afternoon asking how I was doing. I had my phone plugged up to its charger and didn’t see her message. I was on Instagram posting my pics and she reached me there. She just wanted to know how I was doing, admitting she was a bit worried when I didn’t respond to her messages.
I assured her that I was doing Ok and also thanked her for taking the time to ask. She knows a lot about my past and was perhaps worried that I had fallen back into that lifestyle. Given the fact I haven’t posted anything on FB in over three weeks, she was just concerned.
After I messaged her several times, I saw the messages on my phone. I returned the messages at that point, explaining that I hadn’t looked at my phone since it was charging. She sent me a pic of one of her children’s school agenda with the number 23 on it….that is her child’s student number in the class. I thought it was totally awesome that she had messaged me on the 23rd and that was something she had to share.
Later in the afternoon, I went to Barnes and Noble and ordered an iced tea and refill. My total bill was $4.44. It just so happens that this is my friend’s favorite number combination. Of course I had to message her back and include a picture as well. The connections were quite amazing.
A friend I hadn’t her from in a long time messages me to check on me…she said she didn’t realize it was the 23rd…at least that’s not why she did it. And later on in the day, I see her number combination. She and I share a favorite quote: “There are no coincidences.” Today we see evidence of the connections that the two of us have that cannot be seen. Confirmation that we are exactly where we are supposed to be at that moment in time. And confirmation of a genuine friendship.