We all know that things in life happen for a reason. What I’ve come to know is that no matter what the reason, we should learn something from all that we experience in life whether good or bad.
So around the beginning of the school year this past August or September I had gotten to the point where I just didn’t like any of the morning talk radio shows. As I drove to work I found much of the commentary quite annoying and silly. I kept thinking to myself, “what in the world am I learning from this?”
I got up in the morning, went through the whole morning routine with the family and then once they were out of the house I sat down to have my quiet time with God and pray. When my quiet time was over, I got in the car for the twenty minute drive to work listening to morning talk show hosts go from one silly, crazy topic to another.
Just before getting into my car I’d spent fifteen minutes or so preparing my heart and mind for what I already knew would be a stressful day. I’d arrive at work feeling as if all of that preparedness at home was zapped away on the drive in. Once I got clear about my very draining and sometime negative drive to work I figured I had two options:
- I could turn off the radio and drive in silence like my mother used to do (now I understand why she did it)
- I could find something more positive to listen to
Last March I had purchased a new car that had Bluetooth capabilities. At the time I had no idea how important that little feature would become in my life. Not long after the purchase my niece connected my cellphone to the Bluetooth so that I could be hands-free. But then a little while after that my co-worker walked me through how I could use my Bluetooth to listen to Pandora in the car.
One of my favorite people to listen to sometimes during my quiet times is Pastor John Gray. I watch him on YouTube. I enjoy his positive messages and he’s pretty funny. As I was dealing with my morning drive issue I thought, “how great would it be if I could listen to Pastor Gray on my drive to work?” Then it hit me, if I could Bluetooth Pandora, maybe I could do the same thing with YouTube.
So I sat in my car one afternoon, followed the same steps my coworker taught me to connect Pandora and whaa-laa, my car was connected to YouTube!
Now, each work day morning, I get to have what I like to call my, PHOP, Positive Hour of Power! I have my quiet time at home and then hop in the car with my YouTube and positive message from Pastor Gray. It’s amazing what a good morning of positivity can do for the rest of your day. I am so very happy with my drive to work. My PHOP gives me more than enough energy and a definite positive attitude to get through the day.
Attitude is everything…:)