I love when a message appears at the perfect moment.
Case in point…
I was having trouble with my camera the last few days. Focusing was impossible unless I used my LCD panel (which I don’t generally like to use) (I prefer the EVF). So, super frustrating. I fiddled with settings and knobs. Nothing. I googled, to no avail. I posted in an online Fuji forum. Nothing. (if LCD and EVF mean nothing to you, don’t worry) (read on).
And then…yesterday morning I had an email from a private Facebook group. Now, I’m one of the few remaining people on this planet not to use Facebook. If I’m there, it’s basically for a private group. I find the space noisy and overwhelming, so I stay away. But the email I got yesterday was a notification from one of the groups to which I belong.
And guess what? It’s a group that focuses (ha! pun not intended, but I’ll keep it) on mirrorless cameras.
Seriously? (the camera I was struggling with is mirrorless!)
I immediately clicked over to the group and explained my problem. And, even though I haven’t posted in that group since I first joined (which was when??), I had responses almost immediately. And my problem was fixed.
I’d forgotten about this gem of a group because I’m just not on Facebook. And this isn’t a pitch for Facebook (I still don’t like it) (though I do see its strengths) (um…very nice people answered my question quickly). It’s really a story about messages coming at exactly the right moment.
In this case, it was a literal message in my inbox, which reminded me of this particular Facebook group. This group that could – and did – help me. Coincidence that the notice showed up in my inbox yesterday? I think not.
Call it divine intervention. Call it synchronicity. Call it whatever you like. I call it amazing. My message was perfectly timed and exactly what I needed.
Uncanny. Not uncanny.
When we’re open, when we’re in a state of flow, when we listen…the messages appear. I think the messages are often (always?) there, regardless of openness or flow…it’s a question of whether or not we’re listening.
And so my question to you (and to me) is: are you listening?
sending a little love your way, m