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LET MIRACLES FIND YOU

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Do you believe you get what you need when you need it and at the perfect and right timing? I believe everything happens for a reason and it’s always for my highest good and the good of others.  I’ve learned to expect God’s favor and to look for signs that I’m on the right track and in God’s perfect plan. 

After my daughter-in –law Suzie died 3 years ago, while still at her wake, my son handed me her pewter angel with the inscription, “Let Miracles Find You.” He said, “Mom, Suzie wants you to have this.” I often think about what it means to “Let Miracles Find Me.”  It means I trust that God is with me and that I am never alone. It means that God will show up at the perfect and right timing.  It may not be my time, but it is always the perfect time.

A few days before Christmas, as I sat all by myself in church, I was really missing my mother – even though she died 42 years ago.  She died on January 1st, so the holidays can be a trigger for me.  As I looked around at the families gathered together in church that day, I felt sad, lonely and vulnerable.  I knew I needed to really nurture and take care of myself, so I went home, took a hot bath and a long relaxing nap. One of my favorite ways to nurture myself is to curl up in my bed with my soft blanket after my bath.  Each of us do that in different ways, but what’s important is that we take the time to soothe ourselves, so that we can open and receive God’s love in our lives.

 The next day after church, while I was praying, I wrote in my journal, “Thank you for the miracles that will find me today.”  That afternoon, I stopped at my friend Mary’s house to exchange Christmas gifts.  I literally gasped when I opened her gift. There sat a beautiful angel with the inscription “Let Miracles Find You.” What a confirmation and sign that God was with me and that I wasn’t alone.  Miracles are always finding us when we expect and believe. We must be awake and plugged into the Power within to receive our miracles from God.

LET GO AND LET GOD

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Do you believe that people, places and things show up at the perfect and right timing when you let go and let God?  I do.

As I crossed over the Newport Bridge in RI for a “girl’s night out” with my friend Donna, I asked God for a “story.” I love to tell stories of how God shows up in my life!  This is what happened.  Last week, I attended a workshop at a Holistic fair, with a psychic who had a strong connection with animals.  She passed out animal cards during the workshop and I chose Ladybug.”  This was a very positive card of good luck and its message was to be open to abundance coming into your life.  I asked this woman “Should I try to find something with a ladybug on it as a reminder of abundance coming into my life?” She replied, “No, the animal will show up and find you.” I thought, “Yea right, it’s the winter, where am I going to see a ladybug?” For a couple of days, I looked for ladybugs on magazines, cards, etc.  No luck. And then, I let it go and trusted it would show up at the perfect and right time.

As we walked around Newport that afternoon, my friend wanted to buy a birthday card so we stopped in a little gift store. I browsed around the store kind of aimlessly waiting for her to finish. I was led to a small revolving rack of cigarette lighters (I don’t smoke!)  As it turned around, my eyes spotted the little red ladybug on the right hand corner of the lighter. Was I seeing things -a ladybug on a lighter?  I called Donna over to confirm, “Is that really a ladybug?” I asked.  Yes, it surely was a ladybug.  When the clerk came over to tell me the price, I told her my ladybug story and asked, “Do you have anything else in the store with a ladybug on it?” She thought for a moment and then said, “Yes, I think we have an angel with a ladybug on it.” I followed behind her with anticipation and excitement. I couldn’t believe my eyes when she handed me the small ladybug pin with a halo and angel wings.

Not only did the ladybug show up and find me, but my friend Donna insisted on buying it for me. My angel ladybug is on my altar where I pray daily. It is a strong reminder that God’s abundance is mine now, especially when I “allow” things to happen and not try to make things happen. When I let go of control and let God, my life flows with peace, ease and grace and miracles find me.

Everything you need will show up at the perfect and right timing when you believe and let go and let God.

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