For my birthday this year, I thought I would have a really relaxing self-care day where I would have a massage and a facial and a nice lunch before heading to my birthday dinner with friends. Despite making appointments in advance, the day did not go smoothly. The masseuse refused to give me the lymphatic drainage massage that I wanted and the quality was not great. I got a car to this hawker center to get lunch but the whole hawker center was closed although google maps still says it's open. My appointment with dress rental was the wrong date and had to be rescheduled. Then I went to my facial appointment and the clinic was closed. I called the clinic and the headquarters and no one picked up the phone. It was frustrating, as if nothing was going right or as planned.
While I was waiting outside the clinic, I chanced upon another shop that I was really drawn to. This woman's shop offers craniosacral therapy which I barely heard of and didn't know too much about. I read her website and was captivated by her philosophy. I later booked an appointment with her and she's wonderful. She doesn't just do facial treatments, she's very spiritual and I have never felt so relaxed in my life. The last session I had with her, I was smiling the entire time. Memories of recent events went through my mind as if my brain was sorting and filing moments and those moments made me smile.
I wonder, is all of reality just chaos or was I meant to have a frustrated moment at this clinic and chance upon her shop?
I also travelled to Ho Chi Minh City for my birthday and unfortunately had the same frustrating experience. Whatever I booked in advance did not work out and I had to re-think my trip which turned out really well in the end.
Are the higher powers trying to tell me to stop planning in advance or is the universe congratulating me on my resilience? I suppose not everyone gets back up on their feet after plans go awry but the fact that I was keen to make the best out of things and be flexible enough to re-think my plans eventually got me some rewarding results.