Be Careful What You Wish For …

A couple of months ago, I shared with you a situation that I was facing that was cause for concern — but not panic — in my life.

While I never reveal the details of what prompted that article, I received a few e-mails and calls from readers of this column who had an idea of what had happened.

“You lost your job, didn’t you?” my friend Debbie asked.

Well, not really.

Although the television station where I worked was going through a bit of a change — a change that might ultimately affect my job — my position as Managing Editor of that station’s Web site was not in any immediate danger.

In fact, despite the change, I was very much OK with what was happening. I believe things always turn out for the best. I prayed for an outcome that would leave me at peace and with a purpose and went about my life, knowing I would get exactly what I wished for.

And then … all hell broke loose.

There I was, letting go of the outcome and knowing everything would turn out alright when — out of the blue — I got a call from my friend Bonnie in Los Angeles.

Bonnie had just gotten a call from the Managing Editor at another local television Web site in South Florida market. She was someone I had considered to be a competitor for several years.

That person — who I had never spoken with — told Bonnie to call me and tell me she had just quit her job and had recommended me as her replacement. And if she were me, she would call her boss immediately and express an interest in the position.

Confused? Believe me, so was I.

I was letting go of the outcome. I wasn’t looking for another job. I had faith everything would turn out for the best.

And so, I did the only thing I could do. I followed directions and made the call expressing an interest in a job that magically became available at the right time.

I got out of the way and let life, God, the Universe, or whatever you choose to call it … take control.

What happened?

I got the ride of my life!

I am proud, honored and blessed to tell you that I am now the Executive Producer/Managing Editor of, the Web site for WPLG/Channel 10.

What’s in it for you?

A very important lesson.

When life wants to give you something … get out of the way and enjoy the ride.

And be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it all.

Author: Barb Besteni

I've been in a writer long enough to know that change is not only inevitable, it's what keeps us going. Don't fight it, don't fear it. Embrace it and have fun.

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