Have you ever been almost electrocuted?
I hadn't. Well, except for maybe those times as kids, when my brother would make me grab the livestock electric fence to see if it was 'even on' and then all those times I was probably close to death and didn't even know about it. Besides those times, I had never been nearly electrocuted until yesterday, Easter Sunday.
My husband and dog almost witnessed my death (not really). I really am exaggerating but bare with me, it makes the story better. We were very innocently measuring our kitchen to have dimensions to take to a designer. I needed help holding one side of the tape measure and since Pippin isn't able, my husband was roped in. We were measuring the wall that goes behind our refrigerator. He had the end of it and I was holding the tape measure. He let go of his side and for whatever reason I let my hand drop from the actual tape and my other hand remained on the tape measure base.
'What the hell was that.' We both said in almost unison. I saw smoke and realized the tape measure, that was already retracted into itself, was all black. Holy shit.
My husbands eyes were as big as saucers. 'Are you OK?'
The best part of this silly story is that I am completely fine. Unscathed. I might just be a little more zany and my hair may be a little frizzier.
If we tried to do it again we would never be able to. The metal part on the end of the tape caught a phone charger that was plugged into an outlet and bam, electricity.
My point in sharing my (almost) demise is about how powerful energy is. How powerful being in the right place at the right time is. And I'm not just talking about in weird freak almost accidents, I'm talking about in life.
I believe with every fiber of my being that each moment, joy, struggle, thought, adventure and hardship that we've endured up until this point has brought us to the exact place that we are in right now, exactly where and how we are suppose to be. It's your journey, make it wonderfully grand.
Keep believing in your passions because they are your calling. Embrace each step even if it doesn't amount to what you thought it may be. Like the waves of the ocean this journey keeps moving, make sure you're flexible enough to ride the waves of change.