It amazes me the revelations that can be received through children. It often comes at the most unexpected times! My four-year-old son and I were driving to school as we usually do every morning. He had a penny in his hand that seemed to keep his attention for most of the drive until he dropped it. He dropped the penny in his car seat and could not seem to find where it was. He began to cry out of frustration and disappointment at the thought of losing something of value to him. I could see him moving his little hands trying to feel around the seat of the car and in his car seat trying to find the penny. He never did find it.
We finally got to school, and he was still in a strong sense of frustration because he lost something valuable to him.
As I was getting him out of the car, I looked down on the floor of the car and saw a shiny quarter. Immediately, I got the revelation. So often we respond in frustration, anger, disappointment, uncertainty, lack of understanding due to the loss of something that was valuable to us. All the while, something bigger, better and of greater value is right there in front of us! Is the penny still valuable, ABSOLUTELY! But the quarter holds a value that is 25 times greater than the penny. The beauty of it is, that quarter is readily available to us. If we stop looking for the penny, release the resistance of it, we can see that quarter was there the entire time. Too often we cannot see the quarter because we are still holding on to the remnants of the penny.
So… the next time you experience a loss of anything from a relationship, a job, opportunity, or when things don’t go as you planned or how you were expecting it to go, release it!! Trust the process and KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that there is a shiny quarter waiting for you and is available to you once you let go of that penny!