One of my daughters recently gave me a card that said “I’m looking for a blessing that’s not in disguise”. It really made me stop and think how true that is.
I am so tired of ‘blessings in disguise’. I am so ready for a nice big fat blessing right out in the open. Blessings in disguise seem to be about good sportsmanship. But what a drag that can be. I am so tired of being reminded by a friend, when a romance goes down the tubes, of how lucky I am that I found out sooner than later what a turkey he was. Couldn’t he just have been nice and done the right things? Why am I lucky because he turned out to be a dud, just because marrying a dud would have been worse? And all the other big and little disappointments that pass under that heading. The jobs you don’t get (that would have turned out to be awful later), the deals that fall through, the houses or apartments you miss out on, the babies you lose that “weren’t meant to be”. All blessings in disguise, and you have to be grown up and gracious about it. Awww phooey. I don’t always want to be grown up and gracious about life’s disappointments.
So let’s have more blessings not in disguise, please—the kind that look like real blessings that you can actually celebrate and show off to your friends. I vote for that. Definitely!
More blessings NOT in disguise please!!! I like obvious blessings a whole lot better!