I was walking around in a supermarket when i saw a cashier hand this little boy his money back, the boy couldn’t have been more than 5 or 6 years old. The Cashier said, ‘I’m sorry, but you don’t have enough money to buy this doll.” The little boy turned to the old woman next to him, ”Granny, are you sure I don’t have enough money?” She replied, ”You know that you don’t have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.” Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look around. She left quickly. The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.
Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to. ‘It’s the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas. She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.’ I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and not to worry. But he replied to me sadly. ‘No, Santa Claus can’t bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.’ His eyes were so sad while saying this, ‘My Sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister.” My heart nearly stopped. The little boy looked up at me and said, ‘I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.’ Then he showed me a very nice photo of himself. He was laughing. He then told me ‘I want mommy to take my picture with her so she won’t forget me.’ ‘I love my mommy and I wish she didn’t have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.’ Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly. I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. ‘Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll!” OK’ he said, ‘I hope I do have enough.’ I added some of my money to his without him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money. The little boy said, ‘Thank you God for giving me enough money!’ Then he looked at me and added, ‘I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give it to my sister. He heard me!” ‘I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn’t dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose.” ‘My mommy loves white roses.’ A few minutes later, the old lady returned and I left with my basket. I finished my shopping in a totally different state of mind from when I started.
I couldn’t get the little boy out of my mind. Then I remembered a local newspaper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The little girl died right away and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma. Was this the family of the little boy? Two days after this encounter with the little boy I read in the newspaper that the young woman had passed away. I couldn’t stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was for people to see and make last wishes before her burial.
She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest. I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed forever. The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine, and in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.
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Well hello readers and subscribers and a happy new year to you. Having spent a lovely Christmas holiday with friends and family most of all my beautiful children, I thought it was about time I got back to work in blogging. As I have had to say a few times to my 18 year old daughter already this year, That “He who hesitates is lost,” and that there will be many windows of opportunities opening that we must walk through as they appear.
I have always believed that everything happens exactly as it is supposed to, including the seemingly negative and painful things that you’ve endured. We all do have our own angels our own guides beside us and if you” just ask” your angels to find the hidden lessons and blessings within each event, relationship, and situation, they’ll help you to find peace and understanding, If you don’t ask you don’t get.
Most of all, I emphasized she should ENJOY each moment, this moment, no matter what. To embrace and inhale the pleasure, joy, and divine perfection of each and every minute good and bad they are there for a reason,”. And remember that you can always call upon “Archangel Michael” for support, courage, protection, and guidance. He’s completely unlimited and can help everyone who calls upon him simultaneously.
A little prayer to help you
I pray to the divine father and Archangel Michael… I am now ready to surrender my dream’s which are to do with… love… family… work… home. living, peace and happiness… you know that I care deeply about these desire’s, and that I greatly wish for them, or something better’ to manifest in my life right now I know that these circumstances are completely under control and thank you for guiding me clearly and for helping my dream’s be fulfilled right now.
This my first post for the new year … and this article is targeted at people who have given up on trying to find pleasure in the ordinary experiences we have every day.
Hear are Just 8 of many pleasures you may focus on.
1. Appreciate Beauty. Each day we come across beauty in a number of shapes and forms. It’s a shame, then, that many people have become so accustomed to this beauty that it largely goes unappreciated. I suggest looking again at the people, plants, gadgets, and buildings (to name but a few examples) around you and taking a moment to appreciate what makes them so special.
2. Connect With Nature. Nature is an amazing healer for the stresses and strains of modern life. Eating lunch in the park, attending to a vegetable garden in your backyard, or watching the sunset are just a few simple ideas for how you can enjoy the outdoors on a daily basis.
3. Don’t waist time. Leigh. E. E. Cummings once said “the most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” How very true. Never be too busy to laugh, or too serious to smile. Instead, surround yourself with fun people and don’t get caught up in your own sense of importance.
4. Enjoy Simple Pleasures. A good cup of tea when i first wake. Time spent playing with my 5 & 7 year old sons and 8 year old daughter before getting ready for school. Cooking a nice meal in the evening. These may not seem terribly exciting, but they are some of the simple pleasures I enjoy in life. If you slow down for just a moment and take the time to appreciate these ordinary events, life becomes instantly more enjoyable.
5. Connect With People. In so many ways, it is our relationships with people that give us the most happiness in life. Perhaps, then, the best way to enjoy your work more is not to get a raise or a promotion, but rather to build rewarding relationships with your co-workers and like minded friends that are all around you when you choose to release from being alone, local spiritual churches are a good place to start that’s were I found my first true like minded friends .
6. Learn. There is a strong link between learning and happiness. Given this, there is no excuse not to be stimulating your brain and learning something new each day. Realize that in every moment or event is a chance to improve and advance our knowledge. The more information we gather, the more we broaden our mind. Learning is an infinite journey. Yet we should never pretend to know everything or to understand what we do not. All this does is limit us, narrows our options, and destroys an opportunity for growth. Always embrace the chance to learn. By opening ourselves up to advice, ideas, or input from others, we allow ourselves to expand our knowledge, skills, and expertise.
7. Rethink Your Mornings and Evenings. Are the mornings a mad rush for you to get out the door I know it can be for me sometimes having six children? Do you switch off the TV at night and go straight to bed? I have personally experienced the profound benefits of establishing a routine in the morning and evening. For example, in the morning you can choose to wake an hour earlier and spend the time working on yourself, whether it be reading, writing or exercising spending extra time with the children’s learning . In the evening, consider spending some time just before bed reviewing your day or in meditation … after all its not that that much extra time is it ?.
8. Celebrate Your Successes. During a normal day we are sure to have some minor successes. Perhaps you have successfully dealt with a difficult customer, made a sale, or received a nice compliment for your work ,a friend, a partner or your child, or you have spent a good day working through the house clearing the clutter. These aren’t events worth throwing a party for but are achievements in there own right.. I always say to the children that , sometimes it’s the little things that count the most, but why not take a moment to celebrate your successes of each day? Share the experience with someone else, reward yourself with a nice lunch, or just give yourself a mental pat on the back.
I wish you good luck on your new journey through 2011-2012.
Written by Joanne for Mediums World
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