Broken Eggs and Shattered Glass

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On a recent Saturday evening at around midnight, my wife and I were just about to turn out the light and go to sleep when we heard the sounds of a group of people talking in the street, outside our home. Then out of the blue came two loud thuds above our bedroom window, followed by the noise of laughter and people running away down our street. I could hear dripping noises on the driveway and the flood light above our garage helped me to identify just what had happened. Our home had been the victim of an egg bombing!

Early next morning with a bucket of warm water and scrubbing brush in hand, and with the extension ladder placed on the front wall, I was now ready to wash off what was now two dry yellowish, egg grit impregnated, 1 meter long patches above our front bedroom windows.

As I climbed the ladder for the second time, I noticed that the glass in a small window just under the roof line was very badly cracked. Just a few meters away, we have a basketball ring and on most days of the week there are up to six young people who play in the immediate area, including both my sons. My thoughts immediately turned to what could have happened if the broken glass in the window had gone undetected for much longer and then suddenly shattered. The likelihood of my two sons and their friends being seriously injured was extremely high.

Over the next few days, I realized that had our home not been bombarded by those eggs late on that Saturday night, I may not have discovered the broken window pane before it shattered and came down all over our drive way.

Even though it had been an annoyance at time, the broken eggs and the stains were cleaned up very quickly, however, the pain that could have been caused by the shattering of glass would never gone away and would have haunted my wife and myself, forever and a day. Read the full story at A Gift Of Inspiration.

Moral lesson:

In our life’s journey we will always encounter annoyances and problems along the way. And while it gives us some trouble and pain let us not take it as something negative. Let us always choose to look on the positive side of every situation no matter how hard it is to stay positive in times of trouble. Remember that things happen for a reason and sometimes it happens for our greater benefit. Just let go and let God.

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

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