Was It Meant to Be?
An overweight business associate of mine decided it was time
to shed some excess pounds. He took his new diet seriously,
even changing his driving route to avoid his favorite bakery.
One morning, however, he arrived at work carrying a gigantic
coffeecake. We all scolded him, but his smile remained
"This is a very special coffeecake," he explained. "I
accidentally drove by the bakery this morning and there in
the window were a host of goodies. I felt this was no
accident, so I prayed, "Lord, if you want me to have one of
those delicious coffeecakes, let me have a parking place
directly in front of the bakery."
"Sure enough," he continued, "the eighth time around the
block, there it was!"