Sweet Child of the Universe

 Recently, I had a day of errands that needed to be crossed off my never-ending “to do” list. So what does one do on a gorgeous day that requires a person to be in and out of their automobile? One decides she will rock out with the windows down, music blaring, and head banging.

    You see, I’ve been on a Guns and Roses kick, specifically itching for Sweet Child of Mine. Ahh, such a throwback to 1986, when I would sometimes walk to school, and if I timed it right, that gorgeous senior with “eyes of the bluest skies” would round the corner with said song blaring from his radio…who knew I would go on to marry an even more gorgeous guy with even bluer eyes…but I digress.

     Before I pulled out of the driveway, I plugged in my AUX, selected the song from Apple Music, and then backed out, eagerly awaiting my karaoke time with Axl. Well, I waited quite a bit because for some reason, the song wouldn’t load. At the first light I attempted to fix the problem, but there were no sweet sounds from Slash. I had the sun shining, the breeze blowing my hair, but no jam.

     Instead of getting frustrated, I simply allowed it to be, and relished the beautiful day and the silence on the way to my first destination. Maybe it would work when I got back in the car. 

     Lo and behold, after entering the store, what song came on the store radio as I picked out my items? Yep, you guessed it, Sweet Child of Mine! I happily rocked out as I made my purchases. I then made my way to my next destination and in case you were wondering, my music still would not load.

     After finishing up at store number two, I got in the car and this time, turned on the radio, fed up with waiting for my song to load. You won’t believe it. Guess what was on the radio? Yep, winner, winner, chicken dinner: Sweet Child of Mine! This time as I rocked out, my smile was tremendous and I got the chance to sing at the top of my lungs. Too bad you weren’t in the car for that little treat.

     I finished up my errands that day with much joy, and not just because I got to hear my tune despite my lagging cell service. It was a gentle reminder for me. 

     It was as if The Universe, God, Source, (whatever you choose to call it/him/her) was saying, “Hey Jenny! Yoo hoo! Sometimes you don’t have to work so hard to make things happen. Set your intention, work to do what you can and the best you can, then leave the rest to me.” 

     That’s a tall order for this lady who likes control and has a hard time with surrendering and letting go. But when a simple thing like a much loved 80’s song gives me a tug to let me know that the universe has my back, I will gladly bask in the glow and rock out with the reminder.

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