Today is April 13, 2012...Friday the 13th!! I always wonder why it makes everyone so nervous and they think it is filled with doom and gloom and unlucky to boot. I think that there are a lot of great and wonderful things associated to the number 13!
There were 13 people at the table for the Last Supper, there are 13 stripes on our flag, there are 13 original colonies, there are 13 olives and 13 leaves on the "Olive Branch, " there are 13 cards in a single suit in a deck of cards, there is the baker's dozen; 13 goodies (who doesn't like an extra donut, cookie, cupcake, etc.), etc. There are so many more examples to prove that it is just a number like all the rest of them!!
Great things happen every day, just as bad things happen every day...we have to take the good with the bad and be the best we can be. This thing called life is sometimes hard and yet at times it is so rewarding as we all follow the path that was chosen and given to us. There are many lessons to learn along the way; some are easier than others. Since none of us are perfect let's try to have compassion and and remember until we walk in someone's shoes...you know the rest.
So my message for today is...extend an Olive Branch, salute our flag, play cards, go to the bakery and be aware and hopefully you will experience a wonderful coincidence! As I always say; there is no such thing as coincidence, it is God's way of showing us He is in charge.
Happy Friday the 13th!