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angel dimes

12 Nov

My blogging went by the wayside while life grew busier and time to sit and share grew less and less. After several failed attempts, I am finally sitting here at my laptop, not working, but reading blogs I follow and typing my own.

The dishes are piled on the counter, one dishwasher load already done, my hand washables are ready to be hung, my son wants to practice karate, my daughter needs to be picked up from ballet in 25 minutes, but the next 10 minutes are all mine!

In our home competitive dance season has started with the girls both learning their solos and new group routines. Avery has her first horse show under her belt in which she took Reserve Champion. Not bad for her first show and 12 to 15 in each class! Her coach asked us the day before the show if we wanted to enter Avery saying she was ready. Well…I guess she was. Avery has now added show shirt and blazer to her birthday list.¬† ūüôā¬†

Last night I tested and got my first stripe on my white belt in karate!¬† I’m the only adult in the adult karate class so each week has been a private lesson. I’m finding the class a tremendous stress relief working off my work day “stuff”. One of the best parts is that my son stays for the adult class and helps by demonstrating. Last night he sat at the front to watch my testing.

A few weeks ago, I found out my Aunt has breast cancer. She is going to have surgery this month to remove two lumps, but needs a blood transfusion first. She lives in another country so we do not see each other often but she never forgets to send an email for birthdays, special events that happen, congratulations to her grand-nieces and nephews, and jokes. She is a funny lady who loves to play practical jokes and make people laugh.

A good friend of mine had brain surgery to remove a tumor last week. She is a true fighter who has been through breast and lung cancer to paddle in the annual dragon boat race. I truly believe her sense of humor has had a huge affect on fighting off the disease. Her Facebook posts as she recovers from her recent surgery are amazing!

This week, a friend’s sister, succumbed to leukemia. She was an inspirational woman who blogged from the time she was diagnosed to finding out the leukemia was back last month. She lived for one year with the horrible disease. Her zest for life, sense of humor, will to live, kept her going. Reading her blog through various tests, treatments, recovery, small and large victories, family stories, were funny, heart wrenching and heart warming. So many people’s lives have been touched because she shared her year long battle on Facebook. Strangers to her and her family, cheered her on and now send messages of condolences. My life is richer for having known her.

And so tonight, while out walking our dog with my son, I felt something in my boot. The past few days, in spite of my new stripe, have been emotionally trying. I asked today on my way home from work, for an unemployed angel to be at my side to lift my spirits and ease my anxiety. When I got home and took off my boot, I reached inside. A smile spread across my face as I pulled out a dime.

Did you know that angels leave dimes for you to let you know they are with you?



angel by my side

18 May

My angel has been with me for years but I’ve only just been introduced to her. Her name is Carol!¬† Yes, an old-fashioned name for an angel and without the lyrical flow I anticipated.

Let me back up a bit……Monday night I had a severe panic attack while browsing in Chapters. The stress I’ve felt in my life finally took control of my nervous system and I felt like I was going to faint. Ahhh, I freaked out, not wanting to embarrass myself by fainting in the local Chapters store! As I found a chair to sit until I felt better I realized I was in the woman’s health section. I looked directly in front of my at the title of the book staring back at me was¬†“So Stressed.”¬† Ha, that was someone telling me to relax and take a deep breath!

Rather than buy the book about being stressed, which made me feel more stressed just thinking about, I bought a book about Angels and Guides.

Though the thought of spiritual energy makes me a bit nervous, I have experienced it since I was a girl. One of my daughter’s has spoken with angels and spirits since she could talk and as a toddler she’d watch them and giggle, or reach out to hug them. It totally freaked me out the first time she tried to hug a spirit she’d been watching!

The first step in the book is to become aware of the energy around me. This was fairly easy as I’m often aware of other’s energy. The second step was to feel the energy of my angel!¬† Hmm, this intrigued me and so I tuned in to the energy of the room and felt it!

I know Carol is with me when I get a tingly, almost ticklish sensation in my right cheek and the feeling that someone is talking directly into my ear. Her energy gives off warmth and comfort, an airy lightness is her presence. I just need to tune into her energy more often.

Carol¬†verified her name twice for me on the¬†day I felt her presence and asked her name.¬† The first was in a Mark Kay lip gloss¬†delivery an hour after I met Carol. The gloss is called¬†Coral Rose. My angel’s name is Carol Rose. The¬†second sign was in the evening when I put the radio on and the woman who called in for the contest was named Carol!¬†

Am I losing it? Talking to an angel?¬† Not really, we all have an angel whether we acknowledge his or her presence in our life. Our angels are here to watch over us, keeping us safe¬†until we fulfill our purpose. Kind of sad in a way to know that a person’s time to die can happen at any point in their life.

Okay, I really can’t believe I am blogging about this today, but my fingers keep typing though my head is saying, ” You are CRAZY to put this out for public viewing!”¬† It doesn’t matter what other’s think, I am getting past that point in my life.

I think the crazy people are the ones who have access to their angel but refuse to believe they have one. We have access to amazing spiritual energy and guidance in our lives.

I’ve been open to it on and off during my lifetime so at this point I think it’s time I just remained open and tuned it to see just how good it’s going to get!¬†

one moment at a time

7 May

Sometimes I have taken life for granted, but not since last week. In a tragic accident, a friend of ours lost her life. One minute she was in her element, cycling down a hill taking in the view that stretched on before her, the next minute she was unconscious, fighting for her life.

She was a woman of substance who gave more to others in the past year than some people give in a lifetime. A woman who touched the lives of many with her golden smile, her infectious laugh and her encouragement. An angel on earth, now an angel in heaven.

Even in her death she has inspired others to start giving, sign their donor cards, live in the moment and find the passion missing from their daily existence. She did not merely exist day-to-day, she relished every moment and encouraged others to do the same.

I feel inspired. I want to live a Phat life!


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