Here are some reasons people gave for why they weren't at their usual place of employment in the Twin Towers at the time of the 9/11 blast.
The head of one company survived 9/11 because his son started kindergarten that day and he took him to school.
Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts and he had to stop on the way to pick them up.
One woman was late because her alarm clock didn't go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike. There was an auto accident.
One of them missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change.
One's car wouldn't start.
One couldn't get a taxi.
One man put on a new pair of shoes that morning, and took the various means to get to work. But, before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive today...
Now when I am:
Stuck in traffic , miss an elevator, turn back to answer a ringing telephone, or experience any one of the little things that annoy me, I remind myself, that this is exactly where the Universe wants me to be at this very moment.
Next time your morning seems to be going wrong , the children are slow getting dressed,
you can't find the car keys, or you hit every traffic light, don't get mad or frustrated.
It may be that the angels are watching over you!
Smile and relax. All is well!