A message from Royal Pains

The other day I found myself watching Royal Pains. I forgot all about this show. I just happened to be in the room when my wife was watching, so I watched also. I didn’t realize until it was over that it was a recording of an episode back in March. It was very good. One of the doctors a beautiful Indian girl (I’m sorry I forgot her name on the show) was about to get married and leave the practice. Her marriage was to be out of obligation more so than out of love. The guy she was going to marry seemed nice and they were going to try to make it work. For some reason it seemed like they were having so much trouble putting this wedding together. Finally they got it all together. Just when it is time to leave they find out they may have the plague and have to stay back and be tended to. Now they have to reschedule the wedding. This is when the young doctor finally decides that she just cannot get married. She pointed out all the difficulties they were having putting the wedding together and how it seemed like the Universe was trying to tell them not to go forward. She decided that she could not ignore the signs from the Universe, especially when they happen to go along with this nagging feeling she has deep within.

The interesting thing is I had something similar going on in my world. I had finally made a tough decision to send my son Cory to a college that was not his first choice even though he got accepted there and it is a more prestigious school than the one I am sending him to. I myself just like him wanted him to go to U of M as a first choice but his recent grades and attitude towards bringing them up became the final sign to what I probably knew all along. Our third choice Grand Valley State University, should have been our first choice for him. It is a much smaller school, a very good school, but with a program not quite as rigorous as at the University of Michigan. This would give him a little room for a mistake here or there as he is still working hard and trying to find his way.

Lucky for me just as I was feeling bad about making my tough decision and thinking about sending money to reserve a spot at U of M, I remembered the girl on Royal Pains talking about how she could not violate the signs from the Universe and found myself asking “how could I?”

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