Last night I introduced you to several of the women I met over the weekend, including a beautiful young woman named Jen. There was one piece of the story that I neglected to share, so tonight I’m giving you – as Paul Harvey would say – the rest of the story…
As you all know by now, Nov. 13 was the anniversary of my dad’s death. It was a difficult and emotional week. In fact, there were moments when I wasn’t sure if I’d be emotionally prepared to get through the weekend conference. But, as always, the Universe had my back!
Throughout the first day, Jen and I told each other about our work. I gave her the name of the Miracle Journal, although I certainly didn’t expect her to give it a moment’s thought that night, given the intense day that we’d had. We parted ways at the end of the day, each going in different directions for the evening.
A few hours later, I got the this beautiful text message from Jen: (by the way, I checked with her to make sure it was okay to share)
Hey Leah, it’s Jen from class. Just checked out your blog – it’s amazing!!! Such a miracle that we met today. And now you have a friend who’s birthday is Nov. 13th
I was incredibly touched that she took the time to check out the blog in the few hours that she had free…and that she took the time to let me know.
When I saw her next, she said, “My family always makes a big deal about my birthday, so next year on Nov. 13, you can come spend it with us!”
Amazing – it had never occurred to me to create something new and special and positive out of that date. It has always just stood as a painful reminder of my dad. Suddenly I realize that it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Next year I can make a choice to surround myself with love and have FUN on that day!!!!
Thank you, Universe, for the lesson. Thank you, Jen, for being the one to give it to me.
Today’s miracle: Realizing that I can keep experiencing pain…or I can choose joy and love. I choose LOVE!
Image found here.