Remembering my previous mishaps, I found solace in a captivating conversation with my beloved Aunt Maria.

Reflecting on my past and present, I can’t help but acknowledge the countless reckless gambles I’ve taken throughout my life.

It’s only upon safely returning home that the gravity of these choices truly dawns on me.

Deep within, I hold an unwavering belief in the presence of a guardian angel, faithfully watching over me every step of the way.

We delved into the profound notion of the unnoticed miracles that unfolded before us each day, a concept that had eluded our awareness for far too long.

On Halloween last year, I reflected on the sacrifices that I needed to make in my journey towards a better life. A sense of stress and apprehension enveloped me.

Engrossed in my thoughts, I completely overlooked the fact that the traffic lights had yet to turn red.

Oblivious to the imminent danger, I absentmindedly stepped onto the road, only to find myself face-to-face with a towering double-decker bus.

Miraculously, my quick reflexes allowed me to swiftly manoeuvre around a nearby metal pole, narrowly escaping a disastrous collision.

The sheer shock and embarrassment of my near-miss left me dumbfounded.

I couldn’t shake off the feeling of utter stupidity, and it lingered within me for an entire week.

It’s truly astonishing how immersing oneself in contemplation can effortlessly lead to complacency, yet I firmly hold the conviction that it was through a force beyond my own that I managed to survive.

Despite my previous experiences, I found myself once again making thoughtless decisions while crossing the street.

It wasn’t until I narrowly escaped being hit that I finally grasped the gravity of my carelessness, realising that a mere few seconds could have been the difference between safety and disaster.

Living in a bustling metropolis like London demands a constant state of mindfulness.

In our impatience, we often find ourselves taking numerous unnecessary risks, disregarding the potential for accidents that could easily be avoided.

I firmly believe that each one of us has a guardian angel watching over us.

It has always intrigued me when people recount being in the wrong place at the wrong time as if some unseen force guided them towards danger.

Reflecting on the tragic stories of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America, I can’t help but think about how those individuals who woke up feeling unwell that morning or had unexpected errands to run before heading to work were saved from their demise.

Each morning we rise, we expose ourselves to potential danger, regardless of our cautiousness.

The future remains veiled, beyond our sight and anticipation.

As a perpetual passenger, anxiety courses through me, for I am powerless against the unforeseen.

It is not a lack of faith in my driver, but rather the recklessness of others sharing the road.

In this era, people have grown increasingly complacent, leading to avoidable mishaps born out of negligence.

In the depths of my being, I hold an unwavering faith that, with each passing day, a divine force watches over me, shielding me from harm.

Gratitude fills my heart as I step foot into the sanctuary of my home, for I am acutely aware that countless souls do not have the privilege to do so.

I acknowledge that I cannot allow fear of the unavoidable to dictate my life.

However, by acting responsibly and making sensible choices, I can ensure that I am not to blame for any unfortunate incidents.

In everything, there must be a balance.

Natalie M Bleau

Scripture of Balance

1 comment
  • Julie Langdon
    November 13, 2023

    Beautifully written x

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