Today I took my mom to another doctor’s appointment. This one was very frustrating as the communication with this doctor is always lacking and we never get help or answers or information when we need it the most, such as when my mom was having a difficult time in rehab. When I talked to the doctor about my frustration, she basically told me the problem was in those who answer the phones and I needed to talk with their manager. No apology, no follow up. My mom and I waited for the manager until we could wait no more. This afternoon, I received a call from the manager who did apologize and told me about more miscommunication between her, the doctor, and us. I could feel my blood pressure rising. When I hung up, I went out for a brisk walk. As I walked, I kept thinking about the situation and getting angry all over again. Not wanting to go down that road, I shook my head and looked at the mountains. I remembered some scripture I have been reading that focus on God’s creation. I decided that was a better way to occupy my mind. I looked all around to acknowledge the awesome living world. There were the birds, bees, butterflies, and squirrels. There were countless plants blowing in the wind and trees with multicolored leaves – some of which were swirling along the ground. I came to the park and watched a young woman playing with a toddler who was full of enthusiasm. School had just ended, so I shared the sidewalk with some high school youth laden with overloaded backpacks. A school bus stopped to let more energetic kids out who were crowing like roosters. The sidewalks were full of children and parents making their way home. When I returned to the house, I stopped for a moment and admired the mums that I planted in some pots last year that are now returning to life. I thanked God for all the creation that I witnessed and noticed that I was considerably more calm.
I Found God today by finding peace in pondering His creation.