June 8, 2011 by jessperriam
Today presented an opportunity to learn many lessons. Here’s what I gleaned from less than 24 hours on a random Wednesday in Manchester:
- If you pray, you’ll get an answer. Normally not as swiftly as you’d like. Sometimes, it’s rapid. Today was rapid.
- When it rains, it pours. In Manchester, this is literal phrase, not a euphemism.
- Just when you think the rain has stopped, the clouds probably have a little something left in their reserves.
- Hail hurts when you’re walking quickly in a hailstorm.
- Trees don’t give much shelter from rain. Nor do umbrellas. Besides, shouldn’t you never use an umbrella in a thunderstorm?
- Providence is amazing. When given the choice between insubstantial trees and a dilapidated garage which happens to be open, take the garage.
- Even when there’s an old man with a very broad northern accent working on a car that you don’t notice for a few minutes – take the garage.
- Just when you think the hail has stopped, the storm clouds probably still have a little something left in the reserves. I’ve already said this, right?
- Honesty is the best policy. Hard policy, but the best policy.
- Fear is normal.
- You know that platitude in The Sound of Music about closing doors and opening windows? It’s true. Julie Andrews was right about something.
- Providence really is divine and well-timed.
What have you learnt today?