When was the last time you called someone or arrived somewhere and the person on the other end said “Wow! Your timing is perfect!” That happens to me (for me!) at least once per week. I LOVE perfect timing!
In the end I believe timing is always perfect – my friend, Doreene, taught me that. As important, was the rest of her advice: Allow that to be true.
It takes practice, but I guarantee, if you can allow perfect timing into your life, you will feel free. You will stress less. You will be amazed. You will understand that when that thing you said you wanted finally shows up, it couldn’t have come any sooner than when it did and be as perfect. Timing. Is. Always. Perfect.
Yesterday, I was out for a walk and I came across a small drop leaf table on the curb. That’s what people do around here when they have something (nice) they want to get rid of – they put it out on the curb. The legs happened to match a dining room table we have. I made a mental note of exactly where it was so perhaps, we would return to get it. When I got home, I forgot about it. Later in the evening, it popped back into my mind. I mentioned it to my husband, and we took his truck to go back and pick it up. The minute we arrived and got out to load it into the truck, it started raining. Perfect timing!
Today, the Oven Guy came to fix my oven. He’s the third one to come and it’s his second time: each tech would determine the problem, order parts and when the next guy showed up to install the parts, he would disagree with the previous tech, leave, and order a completely different set of parts. Back to square one. This has been going on for over five months. I would forget to call when the parts came in and then when I remembered, it would take a couple of weeks to schedule and that would require me to set aside a day to wait. For the Oven Guy. I’m sure you know the drill.
After five months, I stopped setting aside days, so when the service department notified me that today was my day, it was no wonder I already had a (local) meeting scheduled – smack in the middle of the afternoon. I set my intention early that I would either be his first or last appointment. When service called me early to give me my “window,” he said it would be between 3:30 and 5:30. My meeting was at 2:30 and our agenda was fairly lengthy. When I arrived at my meeting, I explained my situation and we agreed we would accomplish as much as we could with the time we had. The Oven Guy agreed to call when he left his last job and that would give me at least twenty minutes – plenty of time to get home.
Then I practiced perfect timing by allowing that to be true.
Literally, the minute we cleared the last item on our agenda, the Oven Guy called. His job took longer, etc. and I would be his last customer today. My meeting was as productive as I needed it to be AND my oven’s fixed!
Next time you find yourself thinking you need to be in two places at once, or you’re running late (because of an unplanned detour) or you want something and you (think) you want it NOW, take a deep breath and remember timing is always perfect. It all works out just exactly how and when it’s supposed to. Allow that to be true.
When was the last time something happened to you in perfect timing? Was it even sweeter than you could have imagined?