Posted/Updated: September 2015
The following was taken from a post on Facebook, but is so important for one that is following a spiritual path. My Spirit Guides are constantly reminding me to let go of my worries and to trust that they are taking care of me and my needs.
My job is to make decisions based on what is happening in the moment. It doesn't mean to pretend my issues don't exist - it just means to relax and not worry so much. We all tend to spend a lot of extra time worrying about things and that energy can be better used.
This little story is a great example of living life in a positive way - you might want to try it and see how it changes your own life.
I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck... refused to start.
While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.
When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.
'Oh, that's my trouble tree,' he replied. 'I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, those troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children so I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again. Funny thing is,' he smiled,' when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.'
Now there is a wise man...