I have worn 3 rings forever now, 2 on my left hand and 1 on my right. Today I lost my thumb ring, on my left hand. For the life of me I cannot place where it came off and where it can be. Not that this ring has much monetary value, but the sentimental value is precious to me. I’ve had it since my first year in Brazil, and I’ve worn it ever since.
One (bad) habit I had was to twist the ring all the time. If I was bored or nervous I would twist it around and around with my other hand. Today I kept going to twist, but it wasn’t there. I felt so naked without it. I know its just a silly little ring, but I was distraught all day.
I was reminded of the parable of the lady who lost the coin and cleaned her whole house till she found it. I decided that when I got home I would do just that….but I didnt find it.
I can easily go out and find a new ring to replace the old one, but today I am mourning and hoping that it will miraculously appear tomorrow morning.
I didn’t have to wait till tomorrow morning!!! The most amazing thing happened. I was taking a shower, re-hashing my morning and saying a quick prayer to help me find my ring, when I remembered that I had falafel for lunch. I went down the street to get it and brought it back to the apartment. I quickly ate as I had to be at Food Distribution in a 1/2 hour. When I was finished I wrapped up the trash and container and threw it away.
In the shower I had this revelation…look in the falafel bag (which was now in the trash). So I got out, opened up the trash (thank goodness it was only from this morning) and found my falafel container. I opened up the bag and there sitting on the bottom was my ring!!! Don’t ask me how it ended up there, but it did and I found it!!!
GOD IS SO GOOD!