I don't think I consciously look for signs during stressful times, but I do seem to find them!
For example, one night, "Jeremiah was a bullfrog,,,," came over the radio as I left a stressful visit with my mother. Many years ago, that was my father's theme song and it served, that night, as a clear reminder that everything would be OK.
On Sunday, as I vacuumed the house where I spent my adult Christmas Eves, the one where my sister-in-law offered me insight into the world of Italian food, cheerful children, boundless love, and sage advice, I was feeling sad that life has to go on without those we love. Yet, I vacuumed intently because I wanted to leave the place the way she would have wanted. The memories, the voices, the songs, the laughter were so strong, that I felt transported to another moment in time. I smiled knowing she would have said, "That's good enough." And there, tucked way into the corner, was a sign. Her mass card had almost become one with the floor molding and was worn so that you could barely see it. Yet, I suspect I was meant to find it and it spoke clearly a message I needed to hear.
Living a full life means loving things that are constantly changing. Those little kids who used to gather around the tree in their pajamas become big kids and eventually, the parents. The adults who used to eat too much become the elders and pass the dishes and their torches to the younger ones. That's just the way it is. Sometimes, the changes are wonderful additions to the circle of life and other times we don't like the course of events. But, things have to change, that's just the way it is for living things. It's hard, sometimes, and it takes a whole lot of faith, but everything will be OK.
PS And as I suspected before I even looked. There was a red sky at sunset that night, too!