The morning was the coldest that it has been thus far. And to top it off I was running behind due to the cold and the persistent rain. I do enjoy the journey out to Chiba in the morning before I make my preparations for the shabbat, but nothing seemed to go right this morning. I got out of bed late, and had to hurriedly eat my cereal and banana. Then, I made it outside to realize that I had forgotten my iPod on its charger in the house. I look to my right to see the Number 24 bus, my bus, coming, so I had to kick up my heals to be able to catch the bus on time. Usually I catch the 7:25 direct train to Tsudanuma station, but I caught the 7:27 one to Tsudanuma. It doesn’t seem like much, right? We are only talking about a 2 minute time difference, but it was enough for me to miss the 7:57 bus, and I had to wait 15 minutes in the cold for the next one.
I am not really complaining, because that I know in a few short hours I will be able to put aside all my worldly worries and focus on the shabbat. When I had finished up my business in Chiba, and the sun had finally come out to greet the sabbath bride. It was the creator smiling down, showing me the way that things are suppose to be, and where I need to focus my energies. I need not to fret and worry over such trifle matters as missing my bus. I need to remember to be thankful and look for that sunshine.