Looking for a Sign?
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If youâ€™re looking for a sign, this is it.
How many of us are tornâ€”or think we areâ€”about a direction to take, and so we look for â€œsignsâ€ that will push us in one direction or the other?Â We already know the answer but either donâ€™t trust our intuition or want to ignore it because itâ€™s not what we want to hear.Â So we look for signs.
Signs can be anything. Iâ€™ve sent a email that I had serious doubts about sending, knew not to send it, but felt that logically I had to do it.Â Â When the email bounced back to meâ€”dot cum is not the appropriate suffix!â€”I took it as a sign that I wasnâ€™t to send it and didnâ€™t pursue the matter further.Â A few days later, I found out that the intended recipient would have used the message against someone else in a devastating way.
Iâ€™ve taken long drives, just praying for some guidance about whether I should proceed with a divorce, and turned on the radio to hearsinging â€œA change would do you good!â€Â I took it as a sign.Â It wasnâ€™t that a major life-changing decision hinged on whichever song happened to be on the radio at the time, but it was a sort of confirmation for what I already knew.Â That was a ….
Thanks for reading!Â The complete version of this article is now included in The Long-Awaited, Honest-to-God Secret to Being Happy.