“I am NOT doing this!” I kept telling myself..
It was 11pm, my husband wanted to get to bed and I was frantically dismantling my closet and my drawers. My wedding ring was nowhere to be found..I had been searching for hours and was beyond exhausted.
My ring wasn’t lost, in the traditional sense, it was hidden (months ago) and I simply could not remember where I put it. All I remember was feeling very satisfied that I had found a great hiding place and thinking “no one would EVER think to look here…”
Well yeah.. me included.
I called off the search and retreated to our dark living room to think. I recited a basic truth to myself in an effort to lower my blood pressure and re-anchor my soul to reality:
I can live without this ring; this isn’t life or death.
Then I made my plan:
#1- I was going to re-organize my closet.
Going through every pocket of every sweater a few hours earlier made me realize (once again) that I have way too much stuff I NEVER wear.
#2- I will NEVER hide anything again.
#3- I will not allow this search to take over my life.
I’m going to trust God that I will either bump into my ring during my organizing effort or casually, organically, remember where I put it.. which is exactly what happened as I sat quietly brushing my teeth the very next morning. I suddenly felt a strong impression pop into my mind..
it was the Steelers..
as in the football team..
the black and yellow..
I spit my mouth full of toothpaste into the sink and called out to my husband..”I know where it is!”
I had taken my ring and slipped it onto the pin on the back of my Steeler button. It was hiding in plain sight on the shelf in my closet the entire time..
What a genius..
WHAT AN IDIOT!
I am still going to organize my closet this week and trust me..
I am NEVER, EVER, EVERRR going to hide anything again!