Husband’s Fender Bender (not his fault), My Flat Tire, My Computer Monitor Died, Kitchen Sink Pipe Leak, My Health Insurance Plan Being Discontinued…with a recent streak of bad luck (in the span of 2 weeks i might add) I started to analyze (in my virgo sorta way) how well i respond to it. The answer is a bit bipolar as one way to describe it. I laughed at first how ridiculous it all seemed…then the reality hit me that these ‘extra things’ i’d now have to deal with to get them sorted out and it was a bit ‘weepily’ overwhelming!
The advice I received was what you would expect…sh** happens, to God is testing you, to it could have been worse. Even though it’s the ‘standard’ stuff…all these things ARE important to remind yourself of in these circumstances.
So then on Tuesday…look what we found on the side of our house…
I heard that praying mantis are good luck so i found this description just now:
Praying Mantis Meanings in the Realms of Animal Symbolism
The mantis comes to us when we need peace, quiet and calm in our lives. Usually the mantis makes an appearance when we’ve flooded our lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the still small voice within us because of the external din we’ve created.
After observing this creature for any length of time you can see why the symbolism of the praying mantis deals with stillness and patience. The mantis takes her time, and lives her life at her own silent pace.
Found on this site http://www.whats-your-sign.com/animal-symbolism-mantis.html
So the advice and moral to this whole thing would be this… Everything passes. Life goes on. Things do get better.