“I can feel you worrying from all the way over there and it’s starting to turn my stomach into knots.” Elaine glanced down the couch at her sister.Elizabeth smiled back as best as she could. “I’ve got a lot riding on this job, Lanie. I can’t help but worry. I need everything to go right.”
Elaine took a deep breath, and focused on her sister. “Well, you know. If it’s meant to be, then it’s meant to be. If you are supposed to have this job, if life is supposed to go the way you planned, then it will happen.” She gave a careful shrug. “No point in worrying about it now.”
Elaine watched as a slow change took over her sister. She sat up a little straighter. She cocked her head to the side slightly, furrowing her brow as she thought. But then she smiled, a big wide smile that made Elaine even more nervous than the worrying Elizabeth ever did.
“Grab your coat, Lanie,” Elizabeth cheered, jumping off the couch, “We’ve got some errands to run.”
“Elizabeth, what are you doing?” She groaned, getting off the couch and getting her jacket nonetheless.
“Well, Don’t you remember what Mom always used to say?” Elizabeth smiled, “There is a fine line between ‘If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be’ and ‘God helps those who help themselves.’”